Friday, August 21, 2009

Nashville Non-Discrimination Ordinance Passes Second Reading

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Though the Memphis City Council is holding off on discussing a city-wide non-discrimination ordinance until after the special mayoral election, Nashville is moving full steam ahead.

An ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Nashville's metro government passed the second reading by the Metro Council last Tuesday night. The vote was 23 to 16, but it must pass one more reading before becoming official. According to the Nashville Scene, a passage on the second reading "usually is tantamount to final approval."

Nashville's Metro Council voted down a proposal to ban discrimination against LGBT city workers in 2003.

For more, check out "Pith In the Wind" on the Nashville Scene's website.

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