Non-Discrimination Ordinance up for first reading on April 17 in Knoxville



April 11, 2012



We are pleased to announce Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero is introducing a non-discrimination ordinance that protects Knoxville city government employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The ordinance is up for the first of two readings at the April 17 Knoxville City Council meeting at 7:00 pm.

KnoxvillesealIn the fall, TEP PAC surveyed candidates for Mayor and candidate Rogero indicated she would support such an ordinance, which won her our endorsement.  Now she is honoring her promise and leading the effort to advance the measure.

On March 10 Tennessee Equality Project led a training session convened by the Green Party of TN on how to advance a non-discrimination ordinance.  The session included leaders from the TEP Knox County Committee, PFLAG, the City of Knoxville, East TN Gay-Straight Alliance, Knoxville Pridefest, and the Green Party of TN.  
Photo by Tennessee Journalist
Show your support for workpla ce equality by attending the first reading of the ordinance on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 pm in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building at 400 Main Street in downtown Knoxville.


If you live in Knoxville and would like to help advance this ordinance, contact TEP's Knox County Committee Chair Ben Byers to learn how at Knox@tnequalityproject.com.

Thanks for all you do for equality.  






Jonathan Cole
President and Chair

Tennessee Equality Project


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