The Tennessee Equality Project is calling on local equality advocates to rally in support of a proposed LGBT-inclusive amendment to a nondiscrimination ordinance making its way through the Memphis City Council.
City employees, pastors, and other advocates are expected to speak at the rally scheduled for Sunday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m. outside the National Civil Rights Museum. TEP and its supporters are asking councilman Lee Harris to propose an amendment that would add "sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression" to a list of other characteristics that would protect city workers in an ordinance Harris proposed earlier. That ordinance has made its way through two readings and goes up for its third reading on Tuesday, September 18th.
Harris has voiced his support for the LGBT-inclusive changes, but he has not yet decided whether he will propose the amendment at Tuesday's council meeting. To read the full story, go here For more information on Sunday's rally, go here.