GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Nashville’ star Connie Britton expresses shock and alarm over Tennessee law
Nashville star Connie Britton was a presenter at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York last night, and she took the opportunity to speak about Tennessee’s anti-gay House Bill 1840 that recently became law.
Britton said she was “shocked” and “alarmed” by the law which allows mental health professionals to deny critical treatment to LGBT patients.
She doesn’t feel that it reflects the state of mind of the people in Tennessee who she has come to know since the show began shooting there.
“That is not what the people believe there,” she said. “I know it.”
The classy Britton also addressed the fact that ABC has canceled Nashville - which had a terrific gay storyline – after four seasons.
“Let’s just get it on the table,” she said. “Let’s get it out in the open! I’ve had the pleasure of shooting a show called Nashville — recently cancelled — we’re fine! We’re all fine!”