Monday, October 31, 2011

State Legal Challenge Begins for LGBT Worker's Rights

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM

The first hearing began today in a legal challenge against Tennessee's HB600/SB632, which took away the rights of local governments in the state to pass ordinances protecting LGBT employees. At the time of its passage earlier this year, Nashville's Metro government had just approved a non-discrimination ordinance, and the state law also overturned that decision.

At the hearing, attorneys for the Tennessee Equality Project and other plaintiffs are arguing that attempts were made to conceal information about the true intent of HB600/SB632.

Check back to Memphis Gaydar for updates as the case unfolds.


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