Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hewitt named to state Human Rights Commission

Attorney Karla C. Hewitt has been appointed by Gov. Bredesen to the State's Human Rights Commission. Hewitt is also the president of Tennessee Citizen Action.

Unfortunately, the Human Rights Commission in Tennessee doesn't cover issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Here's a Commission answer to one of the questions listed at their site about housing:

  1. Am I covered if I believe that I was discriminated against because I am gay?

    No. The THRA does not offer protection based on sexual orientation. In the area of housing, the THRA protects against discrimination based on a person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

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