Chattanooga, Tennessee Rescinds Domestic Partnership Ordinance 63%-37%

Written by scott on August 8th, 2014

Tennessee mapIn a lopsided vote, city voters overturned the domestic partnership ordinance recently passed by the city council.

Think Progress reports:

Voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee overwhelmingly decided Thursday to undo a recently passed law that extended health benefits to the domestic partners of city employees. With a vote of 13,685-8,184, the town overturned the law originally passed 5-4 by the City Council. The Human Rights Campaign decried the vote as “hurtful and disappointing,” but Mayor Andy Berk was still hopeful. He told WTVC, “I have no doubt Chattanoogans value fairness and equality, and I am proud of the volunteers who spent nights and weekends to ensure our employees are treated equally.” He assured city employees, “Your work is valued and you are important to the future of our community.”

Once again, the lie that it’s only about the word “marriage” is exposed. It’s really about denying any and all rights to LGBT individuals, couples and families.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jerry says:

    This could be a God Sent ! Now it can be contested to the State Supreme Court and of course…on the to Federal District Court which will put Tenn in it’s place. The citizens of the great state of Tenn has just done the GLBT a great service. Let me say…Thank You for your progressive movement to bring Marriage Equality to your state.

  2. KKong says:

    Tennessee: The homophobe capital of the world.

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