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.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The One-Two Punch--Proposed amendments fail

With 162 of 173 precincts reporting, ballot measures one and two have been defeated by large margins.

Well done, Nashville for All of Us! It's been a great experience playing a very small role in this coalition.

But a special thanks should go to Mayor Karl Dean. He put it on the line. He spoke at the Council meeting when the members passed at-large Councilman Ronnie Steine's resolution against English Only. But he continued to use his political capital to fight one and two. That's what moral leadership looks like. At a time when many of us thought the measures would pass, he didn't back away.

The issues of schools, crime, and the budget are still there waiting for you tomorrow, Mr. Mayor. But I hope you celebrate tonight.

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