Citizen is the monthly magazine of the pro-family political action group CitizenLink. The work of Family Action Council and David Fowler are featured as the cover story for the October issue. The article, entitled “Finding Harmony in Nashville” relates the story of the battle over HB 600 – The Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act – and the challenges Tennessee will face in the coming legislative session.
From the article:
Ironically, most of the pressure against the bill came after its passage. The national Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force got involved late in the game, urging people to tell the governor not to sign it. Threatening economic harm to businesses associated with the Chamber of Commerce, they eventually convinced the Chamber to pull its longstanding support of the bill — on the day the governor signed it into law.
One state senator has already filed a bill to repeal the law when the legislative session resumes in January. The American Civil Liberties Union also filed a lawsuit in state court, alleging that the law was born out of an animus toward gays and lesbians.
“We know the battle isn’t over,” Fowler said. “We expected the opposition would continue after the bill was signed, and that they would file a lawsuit.
“We will continue to persevere.”