Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TEP Holds Town Hall Meeting on Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM

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Last week, the Memphis City Council passed an amendment to add "sexual orientation" to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance protecting city workers. And then the change was promptly delayed for 30 days while the council's legal team determines whether or not such a change violates the city's charter.

Memphis City Councilman Lee Harries, who proposed the change, left out "gender identity and expression," an addition that Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) members were under the impression would be included along with the addition of "sexual orientation."

Both the "gender identity" omission and the delay came as surprises to equality advocates attending the council meeting. So TEP has called a town hall meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 26th to answer questions about the delay and make a plan of action as to what the group should do next to ensure "sexual orientation" remains in the ordinance and "gender identity and expression" is added.

The meeting will be held at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center at 892 S. Cooper at 6:30 p.m.

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