State Rep. Gilmore Sponsors Non-Discrimination Repeal Bill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The push to bring a non-discrimination policy back to Metro-Nashville is getting new life.
On Friday, State Representative and former council member Brenda Gilmore formally announced she will be the House sponsor of Senate Bill 21-21.
It would effectively repeal legislation preventing local governments, from choosing if they'll do business with contractors who don't observe a non-discrimination policy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
"Many of our neighbors are having difficulty finding work. So our state government shouldn't put any community at a disadvantage when they are searching for a job," Gilmore said.
Gilmore was joined by The Human Rights Campaign and the Tennessee Equality Project. The HRC is currently in the middle of a nationwide bus tour called "On the Road to Equality" educating folks about becoming advocates for equality.