Saturday, October 5, 2013

Council members, including Tim Garrett and Davette Blalock, seek study of same-sex benefits for Metro employees

The Tennessean, Oct.3 - Twenty-six of 40 council members, including 2015 mayoral candidate Megan Barry, signed a letter that was delivered to Dean’s office Wednesday afternoon. It asked the mayor to appoint a “study and formulating committee” to “consider the provision of domestic partner benefits for Metro employees and to make the appropriate recommendations to the Metropolitan Employee Benefit Board.” (read more)

To see who signed the letter follow this link. Some of the signatures are not decipherable, but among those who signed, who we may sometimes think of as conservative members of the council, are Democrat Tim Garrett and Republican Davette Blalock.

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