Nearly 150 companies oppose the law

Amazon, Nike, American Airlines and nearly 150 other companies are opposing a Tennessee law that prevents LGBT+ couples adopting children.

The law, which was signed by Tennessee governor Bill Lee in January 2020, means adoption agencies can deny service to LGBT+ couples.

The controversial measure enshrines adoption agencies the right to discriminate against same-sex couples. Lee’s office cited “religious liberty” as justification to make it law.

The letter, which was signed by a collective called the Tennessee Businesses Against Discrimination that includes giants Amazon, Nike and American Airlines, has been sent to Lee opposing the new law.

The companies demand that lawmakers do not pursue any further legislation that targets or excludes the LGBT+ community.