Founded in 2004, the Tennessee Equality began fighting the marriage discrimination amendment working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. The same legislative session brought a host of other discriminatory bills such as attempts to ban adoption by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
As well as fighting negative bills at the state level, we have advanced positive legislation in local governments around the state including Metro Nashville, the City of Knoxville, Knox County, the City of Memphis, and the City of Chattanooga. We believe Tennesseans in every corner of our state deserve equal protection of the law.
The Tennessee Equality Project Foundation was founded in 2005 to provide educational programs to advance the values of equality and inclusion for LGBT people. Through a variety of efforts such as Equality Means Business, Tennessee Equality Voice, and Tennessee Ready for Marriage on DAY ONE, we help move the conversation forward in Tennessee.
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