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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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.
Governor Bill Haslam is defending his signing of a new law that stops Metro government from extending protections to persons based on sexual identification.
Some of Tennessee’s largest businesses are distancing themselves from a law signed into effect by Governor Bill Haslam yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.