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Chattanooga voters repeal civil rights for LGBT city employees as well as partner benefits

WASHINGTON – Preliminary results from Chattanooga, Tennessee indicate that the city’s residents have voted to repeal a city ordinance that extended essential non-discrimination protections to the city’s LGBT employees, as well as partner benefits for those who have same-sex spouses. The deeply disappointing result comes after a hard-fought campaign by a coalition of local, state and national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organizations to defend the measure. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, committed staff and financial support to the campaign to uphold the measure. That effort succeeded in building a broad and engaged pro-LGBT coalition in Tennessee, which will continue to push forward with efforts to expand equality across the state. In response to the news, HRC’s Deputy Field Director Jeremy Pittman released the following statement: ‘Despite this hurtful and disappointing res

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