Another organization has joined the chorus of voices supporting equal opportunity for all in Memphis. Tennessee Equality Project is grateful to Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region for supporting inclusive workplace protections. Here is their Statement:
“Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) supports the civil rights of everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. PPGMR supports the expansion of the current non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender expression.
Workers should be judged solely on the basis of their ability to do the job. Our city should not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation any more than it tolerates discrimination on the basis of race, gender, creed, color or national origin. Gay, lesbian and transgender employees should have all the protections that other employees enjoy in the workplace. Government should lead the way in expanding workplace protections to include everyone. To do less is an injustice to us all.”
The Memphis City Council is scheduled to vote on an employment non-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:30 PM.