LGBT Section Proposes Changes to TBA Bylaws

The TBA LGBT Law Section will introduce proposed changes to the Tennessee Bar Association bylaws, specifically to delete Paragraph 7 in its entirety and to insert a new paragraph to add “sex; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression” to the TBA non-discrimination policy. The section seeks to correct any ambiguity in the current bylaws, offering more specific protection for lawyers and to encourage diversity within the profession. These proposed changes were endorsed by the TBA Committee on Ethnic and Racial Diversity and will be introduced to the Board of Governors in its upcoming meeting this weekend, marking the first step in consideration of the proposal.

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