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LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Withdrawn in Memphis

Neither the Memphis City Council nor Mayor A.C. Wharton feels its important to protect LGBT people from discrimination. Therefore, Janis Fullilove (pictured), who last month received death threats and a dead cat on her lawn over her sponsorship of the anti-discrimination legislation, has withdrawn it, the Commercial Appeal reports:

Fullilove "The Tennessee Equality Project and councilwoman Janis Fullilove this morning withdrew the proposed ordinance, which would prevent the city from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring or promotion of employees, and an accompanying resolution that would have included the ordinance’s language in city contracts. Fullilove and TEP members said it was clear the ordinance, which was scheduled for the second of three readings this afternoon, lacked support from the 13-member council and Wharton’s administration, which said two weeks ago that it favors a more general ordinance approved by the Shelby County Commission earlier this year. Michelle Bliss, vice chairwoman of the Shelby County Committee of the TEP, said council members were making decisions based on 'fear and prejudice.' ...  'At this time we don’t think we can get a fair hearing,' said Bliss. Fullilove said she was disappointed that she had to withdraw the legislation."

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  1. Citing lack of support, proposed Memphis anti-discrimination ordinance withdrawn
    Supporters have withdrawn a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance, citing a lack of support from the Memphis City Council and the administration of Mayor A C Wharton.

    The Tennessee Equality Project and City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove on Tuesday morning withdrew the proposed ordinance, designed to prevent the city from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring or promotion of employees. An accompanying resolution would have included the ordinance's language in city contracts.
    Fullilove and TEP members said it was clear the ordinance, which was scheduled for the second of three readings Tuesday afternoon, lacked support from the 13-member council and Wharton's administration.

    Posted by: seo packages | Oct 10, 2011 5:05:11 AM


  2. Local religious leaders had already expressed their views against the ordinance. Bishop Edward Stephens from Golden Gate Cathedral said: “It was a subtle move to desensitise what’s taking place as a way to ease in a lifestyle and to cause everyone who’s against it to agree with it.”

    Bishop Stephens also said that he felt the move would have “opened the floodgates”, adding, “the ultimate question is where – does all of this end? From here, then to the school[s], to the teachers. Where does this really stop?”

    Ms Fullilove expressed her regret at the failure of ENDO bill, which she reportedly claimed was due in part to “closed-minded” council members and lack of support from the Mayor of Memphis, A.C. Wharton.

    TEP said that they would bring the issue before the mayor and city council again when they felt the ordinance had a chance of being taken seriously and fairly by the city’s leaders.

    Posted by: tim viec | Oct 17, 2011 10:55:21 PM


  3. IF Memphis gays WANT HELP FROM Janis Fullilove, THEY WILL NEVER RECEIVE IT; Ms. Fullilove IS A BONA FIDE DRUNK WHO EXHIBITS LEWD BEHAVIOR IN CITY COUNCIL AND ON WDIA1070-AM.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTONSTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Oct 19, 2013 5:24:52 AM


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