Gubernatorial Candidates Randy Boyd and Karl Dean Support LGBT Agenda

Despite being from two different parties, two millionaire gubernatorial candidates, Republican Randy Boyd and Democrat Karl Dean, have used the umbrella of employment discrimination to publicly validate the LGBT agenda.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA),  LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual),  “refers to sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is defined as an often enduring pattern of emotional, romantic and/or sexual attractions of men to women or women to men (heterosexual), of women to women or men to men (homosexual), or by men or women to both sexes (bisexual).”

The “T” in LGBT refers to “transgender,” considered by the APA to describe people whose “gender identity, gender expression or behavior” does not match the sex with which they were born or assigned at birth.

Gender identity “refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics.”

During his tenure as mayor of Nashville and Davidson County, Karl Dean issued Executive Order No.008 ensuring that the issues of “gender, gender identity and sexual orientation” were embedded in the city and county’s employment policies.

Randy Boyd voiced his support for the same agenda through “Tennessee Thrives,” a “partnership of businesses committed to a thriving Tennessee that welcomes all people” and is committed to ensuring that:

workplaces and communities must be diverse and welcoming for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Boyd is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Radio Systems Corporation which is a named member of the Tennessee Thrives Coalition.

In 2009, then mayor Karl Dean signed the Metro Non-Discrimination Ordinance which had passed the Metro Council by a 27-15 vote. The ordinance, sponsored by then council member Megan Barry who is now Nashville’s mayor, added sexual orientation and gender identity to categories of employment protection for Metro government employees.

Two years later, the Metro Nashville Council passed an ordinance requiring vendors seeking to do business with the city or county, to include the same protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies.

The Tennessee General Assembly subsequently passed and Governor Haslam signed, the “Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act.” Gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers sponsored this first of its kind law in the Senate which defined the word “sex” as:

means and refers only to the designation of an individual person as male or female as indicated on the individual’s birth certificate.

The law also prohibited local governments from imposing discrimination standards beyond what is included in state law.

In 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the law as constitutional.



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8 Thoughts to “Gubernatorial Candidates Randy Boyd and Karl Dean Support LGBT Agenda”

  1. Ed Harrell

    Boyd and Dean just lost my vote

  2. […] Ron – ever hear of “Tennessee Thrives” and see what they’re all […]

  3. Sim

    You don’t need a “PhD” to figure out that when you enact the “laws of Hell”,
    You’re soon going to be living “IN HELL”.

  4. Wolf Woman

    La Raza Randy shows a new side of his republican leftism with this joining hands across the doctrinal aisle with socialist progressive Karl “Marx” Dean in an endorsement of the LGBT agenda.

    I think its telling that Tennessee Thrives has a belief that Tennessee businesses HAVE to make sure that everyone knows that they “MUST support policies of inclusivity and nondiscrimination. Now more than ever, we need to stand together in demanding fair and equal treatment for all” they say as if Tennesseans were still in the era when the democrats pranced around burning crosses in white robes and pointed hats. Virtue signaling anyone?

  5. Randall

    Just two candidates trying to out LGBT each other.

  6. Stuart I. Anderson

    Randy! is a very liberal Republican indeed. Apparently so is Shane Reeves who has heartily endorsed Randy! while running for State Senator. Sadly, Shane is spending his wealth on media trying to fool voters into believing he is a conservative. It’s painful to watch as early voting has already begun. I simply pray that all conservatives have done all we can to prevent Shane’s fraud on the electorate from succeeding.

  7. Dwayne Oxford

    ONLY thing either are right on is herbal FREEDOM.

  8. 83ragtop50

    Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!