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District Attorney Glenn Funk Fights the Transgender Bathroom Sign Law (video)

District Attorney Funk Refuses to Promote Hate

I believe every person is welcome and valued in Nashville. Enforcement of transphobic or homophobic laws is contrary to those values. My office will not promote hate.” 

– Glenn Funk
Davidson County District Attorney,  WKRN

MorningLine | NewsChannel 5 | November 3, 2021

Transcript:

 

“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

WKRN News 2 | May 25, 2021

“L.G.B.T.Q. people need more ally leaders like District Attorney General Glenn Funk of Nashville, who has taken a stand against the Tennessee legislature by refusing to enforce what he calls ‘hate,’asserting, ‘I believe every person is welcome and valued in Nashville. Enforce-ment of transphobic or homophobic laws is contrary to those values.’”

By Alphonso David
president, Human Rights Campaign
The New York Times

NewsChannel 5 | July 15, 2021

Transgender bathroom bill ‘dehumanizing’

“My office is devoted to public safety, prosecuting violent crimes and supporting victims. However, this law does not accomplish those goals,” Funk wrote.

“Instead, it only dehumanizes transgender people and falsely portrays them as predators. History is blemished by far too many examples of the government openly discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.”

The Tennessean | June 9, 2021

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