Judge orders more proof in lawsuit against Tennessee over non-discrimination law

outandaboutnewspaper.com – by O&AN Staff Reports

Cancellor Carol L. McCoy of the Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville has issued a preliminary order in Howe v. Haslam.

Howe is the highly publicized case challenging the Tennessee Legislature’s enactment of HB 600, which overturned a Metro non-discrimination ordinance by prohibiting municipalities and counties, including local school districts, from enacting local laws or school policies that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination. The order gives the plaintiffs in the case 30 days to provide additional proof that they have been harmed by the law to avoid having the case dismissed.