Oracle Corporation, a major technology company publicly considering a $1.2 billion investment in Nashville, Tennessee, has signed onto a public letter condemning “anti-LGBTQ” legislation in various states, including in — it would seem — the state of Tennessee.
The letter, published by the Human Rights Campaign, called on public officials to “abandon or oppose efforts to enact” what they call discriminatory bills. Although the letter didn’t single out specific states, the Human Rights campaign recently labeled the Tennessee legislature a “hotbed of anti-LGBTQ” bills.
“We are deeply concerned by the bills being introduced in state houses across the country that single out LGBTQ individuals – many specifically targeting transgender youth – for exclusion or differential treatment,” wrote the companies in the letter. “Laws that would affect access to medical care for transgender people, parental rights, social and family services, student sports, or access to public facilities such as restrooms, unnecessarily and uncharitably single out already marginalized groups for additional disadvantage. They