The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce has awarded Councilmember at-large and candidate for Mayor Megan Barry the “Ally Award” for her commitment to advancing the cause of equality in Nashville.
“I am truly grateful to be honored along-side the many fantastic business and community leaders who have been at the forefront of equality in Nashville,” said Megan Barry. “As Nashville’s next mayor, I won’t leave anyone behind because it doesn’t matter where you started life or how you got here or who you love – everyone deserves dignity and respect and the opportunity to share in the prosperity of Nashville.”
On the Metro Council, Megan Barry has been a progressive leader in promoting equality in Nashville, sponsoring the first successful non-discrimination ordinance and co-sponsoring legislation to provide for domestic partnership benefits for committed couples.
“While we’ve done a lot on the Metro Council to eliminate discrimination in Nashville, we still must wait for the Supreme Court to act before removing a key barrier to equality – the right to marry,” said Barry. “I am looking forward to using my powers as a Councilmember or as the next mayor to be one of the first to officiate a marriage ceremony for a committed same-sex couple here in Nashville.”