A soon-to-be signed adoption law in Tennessee is stirring fears of an economic backlash. Companies and conventions have threatened to stop doing business with the state because of legislation that allows faith-based adoption agencies to refuse placements based on their religious beliefs.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he will sign it into law despite some pushback from his own party.
WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán says Tennessee is joining nearly a dozen states passing nearly identical adoption laws. He’s here to explain.