Post Tagged with: "Anti-discrimination"

Lawsuit Challenges State Law Overturning Metro Anti-discrimination Ordinance

by / on June 13, 2011

Former Belmont University soccer coach Lisa Howe, a handful of Metro Council members and local gay and lesbian rights groups are working together to sue the state.

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Kyle Wants to Undo Metro Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Repeal

by / on May 27, 2011

Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle has filed legislation to repeal a bill signed into law this week by Governor Bill Haslam. Kyle’s bill would overturn the legislation that keeps cities from creating anti-discrimination rules more stringent than the state’s.

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Haslam Says Businesses Shouldn’t Discriminate, Doesn’t Know About Pilot Policy

by / on May 25, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam is defending his signing of a new law that stops Metro government from extending protections to persons based on sexual identification.

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Nissan, FedEx State Opposition to Anti-Discrimination Limits

by / on May 24, 2011

Some of Tennessee’s largest businesses are distancing themselves from a law signed into effect by Governor Bill Haslam yesterday.

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Bill to Overrule Metro Discrimination Ordinance Passes State Senate

by / on May 12, 2011

Metro Nashville’s recently passed anti-discrimination ordinance took another blow today. The Tennessee Senate joined the state House in passing a bill that says local governments can’t insist on more protections than the state does.

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Bill to Ban Anti-discrimination Policy Moves Forward in State House

by / on April 12, 2011

A week after Metro Council passed a new anti-discrimination ordinance, a bill aiming to cancel it out is headed to a floor vote in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.

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Casada Returns with Focused Bill to Override Local Anti-Bias Ordinances

by / on April 6, 2011

Less than 24 hours after the Metro Council passed a measure to prevent discrimination of gay and lesbian workers by city contractors, a state lawmaker kick-started a new bill to wipe out such ordinances.

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Coleman Proposal Would Sink Sexual Orientation Anti Discrimination Bill

by / on August 18, 2009

A bill to protect Metro government’s gay employees from discrimination is up for its second of three votes tonight at the city council meeting. But a competing bill from Antioch Councilman Sam Coleman will also be introduced.

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