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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 06:05 AM

Titans issue statement against anti-LGBT legislation during NFL Draft Day 3

The Tennessee Titans have a released a statement opposing a bundle of anti-LGBTQ bills in the Tennessee legislature, claiming that the measures could impact the state's ability to secure hosting the NFL Draft again.

Legislation is being considered in the Tennessee General Assembly that would allow child placement agencies to deny same-sex couples on religious grounds and another that requires the state's attorney general to defend school districts determining bathroom use for transgender students.

The Titans statement, released through the Nashville LGBT Chamber, unexpectedly came as day three of the 2019 NFL Draft is being broadcast from downtown Nashville:

"The Tennessee Titans oppose discrimination in any form. We are long-standing supporters of Tennessee Thrives. Discriminatory legislation hurts all of us. It also impacts our ability to secure events like the 2019 NFL Draft, major conventions, major athletic contests and other events that benefit our local and state economy. It also weakens our ability to recruit new business and industry to Nashville and to Tennessee. We would encourage our elected officials to keep us on a path that protects all our citizens, our growth and our economy.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/04/27/titans-release-statement-opposing-states-anti-lgbt-bills/3600474002/

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