The TNDP, concerned the state might be embarassed:
Democrats also pointed to a host of controversial bills from Republicans, like one to rework what’s taught in sex education, and another targeting evolution in science classes. Memphis Democrat Joe Towns says such bills make it harder to recruit businesses.
“Any progressive-minded business know it’s a volatile situation when you’re going into a state with politics as you’ve seen on display of late. When you travel around the country, you’re the butt of jokes when you’re from Tennessee, because we have all this wacko stuff.”