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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

LGBT-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Ordinances in 45 states

Will Memphis really become a City of Choice that welcomes all people?
The City of Memphis stands ready to be the next local government to join the mainstream in protecting all its employees from discrimination on the job based on a number of factors, including sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Based on the latest report available from HRC (plus one omission: Nashville, TN), 374 local governments (cities and counties) offer some form of specific workplace protections based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression. Cities and counties have enacted employment non-discrimination ordinances of the kind that TEP is re-introducing tomorrow in Memphis City Council in 45 out of 50 states.

Inclusion and embracing diversity are social and economic goods that strengthen the fabric of American society. Memphis should be the next city to join the mainstream.

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