• fb_579789275 avatar JL Posted: 7/19/2011 12:22pm PDT

    Thank you Nissan. Smart.

  • fb_100000300932240 avatar Carl Posted: 1/23/2012 3:31am PST

    Good for Tennessee, we need more people willing to stand up against the facism of the radical and militant "alternate lifestyle" movement. The poor people who are in "transition" or homosexual, need love and psychologial theraphy, not enabling of their mental illness, and recruitment of more people into the "lifestyle".

    I for one will not be buying any more Nissan or Infinity automobiles.

  • patricklehman Posted: 5/24/2011 9:22am PDT

    It's kind of sad that the Corporate Communications Department felt the need to craft that convoluted statement so as not to use the G-word.

  • Kevin Foster Posted: 5/24/2011 10:17am PDT

    I am embarresed to say I am a resident of TN. My partner and I have been together 25 years, we have paid an assload of taxes to the state. Thank you Nissan for taking a stand. I put myself through college and became an engineer. I came out finally about 15 years ago and my career has suffered. I don't come to work waving my rainbow flag and I don't need any special rights-just the same basic civil rights as the religious right.

  • DRUFFO4291 avatar DRUFFO4291 Posted: 5/24/2011 10:17am PDT

    I totally agree with Nissan, a good, reliable worker is "Extremely hard to come by in this day and age. Why limit the job pool with frivoulus state regulations.
    States have too many important concerns to deal with than a person sexual preference.

  • Bill Posted: 5/24/2011 11:36am PDT

    It's too bad companies like Nissan put a lot of money into these "tea party, extreme right wing, excentric, redneck" states. This is what they are going to get from those GOP people-haters that have been elected as governors and legislators.

  • Ernie Addams Posted: 5/24/2011 11:42am PDT

    Let's see...Nissan only supports anti-gay laws until they pass. After that, they're against anti-gay laws. Ok - got it.

  • Matt Posted: 5/24/2011 3:28pm PDT

    Nissan doesn't want to lose a sale........plain and simple. Money in their hands is still money no matter where it comes from.

  • Matthew Temple Posted: 5/25/2011 6:35am PDT

    I agree with Matt & Ernie. I have been looking at the new Nissan 370Z but I will not buy a car from them until this law is repealed. They are on the board of directors for the Chamber so either they knew what was going on or they are incompetent.

  • Troy Posted: 5/25/2011 9:26am PDT

    NISSAN is very guilty in this case. They company chaired the Chamber and championed the bill as the prime mover against the Nashville contractors bill that required companies doing business with the city to certify that they have policies protecting their gay employees against discrimination. Why? Because they did not like that provision as a company that had many contracts with the state of Tennessee.

  • Bob Posted: 5/25/2011 12:34pm PDT

    Meh.. Who'd want to drive a shatty Nissan anyway. Their slogan should be: Nissan. The car for when you've given up on life.
    My partner & I are both shopping for new cars this year. Guess who's not on the list?

  • Wendy Posted: 5/25/2011 5:42pm PDT

    I picked up my Nissan Leaf the day this news broke. I don't think their statement is strong enough. If a study was done I would bet that the people buying their electric car are mostly progressives. Progressives care about the environment for the planet and for people. So while I love my Leaf, and the solar panels that run it, I am really disappointed in the company.

  • stanJames Posted: 5/25/2011 10:32pm PDT

    we need two new cars in the next year of so. Until Nissan comes out with an absolute support of gay / trans people statement and deeds not just words.........
    We wont even go to their dealerships.
    and our trip to nashville - re country music - forget it also.

  • david russell Posted: 5/27/2011 2:16pm PDT

    I suppose that because it's now so "politically incorrect" to persecute black people, these poisonous hicks need another target on which to expend their venom, that is when they're not in their churches babbling about their Sweet Jesus. Sanctimonious hypocrites and moral degenerates, the whole da***d lot of them.

  • tr5869 avatar tr5869 Posted: 7/12/2011 12:33pm PDT

    This is not exclusive to Nissan. Look at the list of companies who for one reason or the other have been able to maintain operations in the state of TN. The hypocrisy of the bill and the orginor of the bill is as follows.
    ASK any of the residents of the state of Tennessee that have lost jobs when the plants in the Johnson City closed or the other almost 10% unemployeed in Tn if they had voice in the sexcual orientation of the person who worked next to them while they made 40 hours a received a pay check. It is the ignorance of this bill in this job market that is overwhelming. I suppose the author of this bill things everyone drives a ford. Maybe in Tn, but not the rest of the global economy. You get my point.

  • fb_100001663981238 avatar Daniel Posted: 7/12/2011 1:12pm PDT

    Tennessee should be ashamed of itself.