BY LUKE VISCONTI
We recently covered a story regard- ing an anti-LGBT-rights law pro- moted by the Tennessee Chamber
of Commerce. The chamber was reacting to the
city of Nashville passing a pro-LGBT-rights law.
Several companies on The 2011 DiversityInc
Top 50 Companies for Diversity list are members of that chamber. We confronted them and
asked how they could support a bill that was
in conflict with the values espoused by their
corporate leadership via their diversity departments. All stated their opposition to the bill, but
the damage was done, and as the heat started
to rise, the governor signed the bill into law,
bringing Tennessee into the circle of states that
affirmatively oppress their LGBT citizens.