Despite considerable controversy, an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against LGBT municipal employees in Nashville passed the city council on Tuesday.
The bill passed by the Nashville metro council bans discrimination against city employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In the final vote for the hard-fought ordinance, the tally was 24 council members in favor, 15 opposed, and one absent member, according to The Tennessean.
Councilwoman Megan Barry, who championed the bill, praised the action.
"I believe that all employees deserve protection, and it's my responsibility as a council member to make sure that happens," said Barry, according to The Tennessean.