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.”

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Published On: July 21st, 2022Categories: Politics

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About the Author: Ben Garrett

I am a journalist and erstwhile web designer from East Tennessee. Home is on the eastern border of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. I write for a living, but not here ... because nobody is paying money for my opinions (except the New York Post, just once, and Donald Trump retweeted it).