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 8, 2009

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Apparently a Brentwood hotel owner realized he had gay employees and wanted to pull an "out of sight out of mind." WSMV and Out & About Newspaper have the story.

It seems the hotel's own policy covers sexual orientation. That presents a problem for the owner. The other issue is that the hotel is on the Davidson County side of Brentwood, not the Williamson County side. That means that the employees can bring their case to the Human Relations Commission, which can hear complaints based on sexual orientation.

I hope they do that and some resolution can come. But what this incident points to is the need for Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in the coming year.

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