MorningLine | NewsChannel 5 | November 3, 2021
“Well, the transphobic bathroom law was a law that says if you don’t put up this sign outside your bathroom then a business owner could be prosecuted and potentially jailed for not putting up a sign that warns patrons that people of different genders could be in the in the bathroom.
“Clearly that was unconstitutional. Once again, I was sued right away as the Davidson County D.A and the Chattanooga D.A, because the business owner that brought the lawsuit – along with some civil rights groups – that business owner had shops in Nashville and in Chattanooga. So I’m sued, once again, in my official capacity.
“What am I going to do with that?
“Well, when I was asked, I said “No, I’m not going to prosecute a business owner.
“Essentially that law that was passed was about picking on a very small minority of the population based on how they were born. We’re not advocates for hate.
“What we’re advocates for is trying to bring a community together in a safe way where we support each other. So the answer there again no. And once again, the federal courts immediately said that it was unconstitutional. Great!”
– District Attorney Glenn Funk
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