The employment nondiscrimination ordinance in Memphis failed earlier this week

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At the last meeting of the current four-year term of office on August 18, Shelby County Commissioners chose not to approve a more specific employment nondiscrimination ordinance than the one it approved in 2009. That 2009 ordinance does not specifically reference sexual orientation or gender identity.
 
What follows is a collection of Facebook posts and Tweets from the evening of August 18, when the Shelby County Commission voted down the employment nondiscrimination ordinance.