Glen Casada

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Glen Casada (born August 2, 1959) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, in which he has served as Assistant Floor Leader and Chairman for the Republican caucus.[1][2] He represents District 63 (Williamson County, Tennessee).[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Glen Casada was born on August 2, 1959.[1][2] He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Agriculture and Education in 1982.[1][2]

He is a member of the Williamson County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and the Chambers of Commerce of Williamson County, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill.[1][2]

Bills[edit]

In 2009, Casada was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit in federal court, Captain Pamela Barnett v. Barack Hussein Obama, which claimed that Barack Obama was not an American citizen and therefore ineligible to be President of the United States. Judge David O. Carter ruled that Casada and other state legislators did not have standing to sue, since the supposed harm they feared was "highly speculative and conjectural."[3]

In April 2011, he tried to repeal a workplace non-discrimination bill for sexual orientation and gender identity in Nashville.[4][5][6] However, in an interview, he explained he was trying to "create a uniform environment across the state, similar to what the interstate commerce clause does for our country."[7] The bill was supported by David Fowler's socially conservative Family Action Council of Tennessee, and the Log Cabin Republicans were opposed to it.[7]

In the summer of 2011, he traveled with other Tennessee legislator on a trip to China paid for in part by the Hanban.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Official webpage
  2. ^ a b c d e Official website
  3. ^ Order by Judge David O. Carter, United States District Court for the Central District of California
  4. ^ Jeff Woods, 'Committee adopts legislation to nullify Metro's anti-bias bill', The City Paper, April 12, 2011 [1]
  5. ^ 'Statewide legislation could kill anti-gay bias bill', Out & About Newspaper, April 12, 2011 [2]
  6. ^ 'Bill to void Nashville ordinance advances in House', BusinessWeek, April 12, 2011 [3]
  7. ^ a b Victor Stepien, 'CAN-DO bill: A flawed Republican rationale', in Out & About Newspaper, May 1, 2011 [4]
  8. ^ Tom Humphrey, 'Tennessee Legislators Make Summer Trip to China', in Memphis Daily News, August 30, 2011 [5]