Statement: Tennessee Postpones Vote on Harmful License to Discriminate Bill

The Tennessee Senate voted yesterday to postpone consideration of SB 1304/HB 0836 to January 2020. This legislation would have allowed discrimination in foster care and adoption based on the religious beliefs of provider agencies. Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel at Children’s Rights, issued this statement:

“The move to delay a vote on this harmful legislation is an unequivocal win for Tennessee’s foster children. Children’s Rights fought to reform the state’s child welfare system, and we will continue to oppose any move that would limit the number of safe and loving homes available to children in foster care. We commend the advocacy and business communities and all those who spoke out against this license to discriminate.”