CNBC ranks Tennessee as America’s ninth-worst state to live in. Why? Because the state legislature recently passed — and Gov. Bill Lee signed into law — a bill that bans transgender students from participating on girls’ sports teams in the state’s middle and high schools.
The outlet points out that Tennessee has “notched some impressive economic development victories lately,” which have led a number of workers to relocate to the Volunteer State. “But those workers are moving to a state that is chipping away at inclusiveness,” it adds.
Yes, you’re reading that correctly: CNBC says that Tennessee is one of the nation’s worst places to live and work because it passed a law stipulating that biological males cannot participate in girls’ sports. And, it claims, “That’s not politics, it’s business.”