Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Issues Statement about Failed Domestic Partnership Ordinance

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Updated: 8/07 10:22 pm
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“I have no doubt Chattanoogans value fairness and equality, and I am proud of the volunteers who spent nights and weekends to ensure our employees are treated equally. The City of Chattanooga’s non-discrimination ordinance was repealed tonight, but I want every City employee to know one thing -- your work is valued and you are important to the future of our community.  Regardless of the results tonight, my Administration will continue to hire and promote the best people who provide excellent service to our constituents." - Mayor Berke 

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Here2Opine - 8/7/2014 11:23 PM
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What is equality? Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the aforementioned areas. Bullying, harassment or victimization are also considered as equality and diversity issues. What is diversity? Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students. How can we promote equality and diversity? We can promote equality and diversity by: treating all staff and students fairly creating an inclusive culture for all staff and students ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable students to fully participate in the learning process enabling all staff and students to develop to their full potential equiping staff and students with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination in their work/study environment making certain that any learning materials do not discriminate against any individuals or groups ensuring sure policies, procedures and processes don't discriminate

Here2Opine - 8/7/2014 11:04 PM
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Sad times. EQUALITY should be across the board for everyone!
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