Bright & Early: Duke It Out Edition


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.

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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