Tennessee State Republican legislators carried on with their anti-gay agenda 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 again this week when when they blocked a symbolic resolution honoring country music star T.J. Osborne who recently came out as being gay.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, chair of the House Republican Caucus, rejected the measure despite unanimous passage in the Republican-controlled state senate. Faison cited concerns that the resolution “wasn’t heard in committee, and I feel like it needs to be.”
The Republican controlled State House had previously voted for measures that honored dangerous rightwing pundits Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens. Neither resolution went through a committee and GOP legislators unanimously approved the honors. Only Republicans voted to send Osborne’s resolution to the committee.
“I wish I could say this didn’t hurt, but it does,” TJ Osborne wrote in an Instagram Story post
Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgrave also expressed her disgust with the Tennessee GOP legislators