In the state of Tennessee, governor Bill Lee recently signed into law HB 836, a bill providing protections for child welfare organizations who to turn away LGBTQ parents looking to adopt children. The Human Rights Campaign denounced the decision, saying that the new legislation "will harm children in Tennessee."
So, GLAAD took to the red carpet of Sunday night's Grammy Awards (Jan. 26) to ask some of the stars what they would say to those who are interested in limiting the rights of LGBTQ people around the country.
Brandi Carlile, who took home a Grammy for best country song for her writing on Tanya Tucker's "Bring My Flowers Now", spoke as a queer woman and a parent when she denounced the new bill. "We just want the right to be a family, to be happy, to bless children that don't already have homes," she said, with Tucker chiming in to say she agreed. "As a woman of faith myself, I cannot see Jesus wanting to disallow any family from an adoption, so I can't stand by it."