Songs market asks Tennessee lawmakers to cease anti-LGBTQ legislation

Foremost document labels, streaming expert services, publishing organizations and media firms in Nashville issued an open up letter Friday urging Tennessee lawmakers to denounce laws targeting LGBTQ local community users. 

Extra than a few dozen companies — like Spotify, Apple, Suppress Information, Massive Device, 3rd Man Information and Americana Tunes Association — signed a request for legislators to “reject these bills and aid be certain that our state is welcoming and economically vivid.” 

Final thirty day period, Gov. Monthly bill Lee signed a bill that requires transgender pupils in Tennessee  to contend in college athletics according to their intercourse at beginning a monthly bill permitting mothers and fathers to waive LGBTQ-linked curriculum for their little ones cleared the condition legislature earlier this 7 days. 

The letter stated: “Aside from regulatory overreach into matters that ought to be left to mother and father, health and fitness treatment experts and organizations, the passage of these charges would hinder Tennessee’s ongoing capability to recruit the very best expertise, assist organization innovation, and serve as the dynamic dwelling to some of the nation’s most fascinating music, entertainment, journey, and tourism prospects.”