Republicans made the dismantling of diversity, tolerance and inclusion their top priority during the 2016 legislative session.
They passed the Heritage Protection Act, to protect Confederate monuments in the state Capitol and at Middle Tennessee State University.
They defunded diversity programs at the University of Tennessee.
They passed a bill to let religious counselors turn away LGBT clients, over the objections of religious counselors.
They disbanded the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, which produced important research on the health of Tennessee families.
They opposed equal pay for equal work.
They pushed a bill to write discrimination against transgender students into state law, jeopardizing billions in education funding and drawing opposition from business leaders.
Enough is enough. Stop the hate in the volunteer state.