Good morning, Nashville. Gay rights activists are gearing up for a new fight in the Nashville Metro Council to extend Metro’s employee non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Though a similar effort failed in 2003, supporters are hopeful that it has a better shot this year. Former Tennessee state senator and president of advocacy group Family Action Council of Tennessee David Fowler is already organizing the opposition, expressing concern that something like this could “lead to lawsuits and confusion and awkwardness” and would probably spread to private businesses and other cities if it passed.
- No limits. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is trying to defend itself after someone got a hold of an official memo that described what looks like a ticket quota policy. They’re now saying that no such policy exists because it would be “bad policy and extremely unprofessional” and calling the accusation “absolutely appalling.”
- Bad rap. While poking around the internet, the City Paper discovered some pretty chilling lyrics to a rap song written by Sahel Kazemi’s ex-boyfriend Keith Norfleet after she and Steve McNair had begun dating. The song describes shooting a man who’s flirting with the author’s girl and then shooting the girl. Which is creepy.
- Bits & pieces. The Steve McNair memorial at LP Field opened up at 9am this morning and will close at 7pm. Free parking in Lot C … The Preds are defending draft pick Ryan Ellis, who is cute and tiny but apparently a powerhouse … A former TVA board member has been sued for $9.1 million.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We looked forward to some new developments in the Gulch, watched Vanderbilt’s Shan Foster sing an adorable song about how excited he was about getting drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, and saw Councilman Eric Crafton hit the halfway mark on his petition signatures for the English Only ballot measure.
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