Equity & Inclusion
As many Nashvillians are aware, the Tennessee General Assembly has become a hostile place for our LGBTQ+ community, especially kids. Unfortunately, I’ve been on the losing side of these debates far too often. As a senator, I have been a strong voice and ally for LGBTQ+ folks to live free of government-sanctioned discrimination. Whether it’s been legislation targeting same-sex marriage, trans people, or even access to books that feature an LGBTQ+ person, I have pushed back.
Many of our elected leaders have little interest in actual governance, opting instead to stoke culture wars and create further division. As a public servant, I have and will always decry racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric and discriminatory policies and practices. My administration will honor and serve ALL Nashvillians, because we all do better when we ALL do better. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” As mayor, I commit to stand up, speak out, and keep bending that arc.