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The Associated Press April 12, 2011, 12:30PM ET

Bill to void Nashville ordinance advances in House

A proposal that would void a Nashville ordinance barring companies that discriminate against gays and lesbians from doing business with the city is headed for a full House vote.

The measure sponsored by Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin passed the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The proposal would prohibit local governments from creating anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than the state's own laws.

Under state law it is illegal to discriminate against a person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age or national origin.

The Nashville ordinance prohibits companies that discriminate because of sexual orientation or gender identity from receiving city contracts. It does not apply to local governments' hiring policies for their own workers.

An amendment to remove Nashville from the proposed legislation failed Tuesday.

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