Main | Friday, April 08, 2011

TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Housing Official Reprimanded And Censured

Last month I called attention to Vicki Barnes, the Tennessee housing official who wrote a letter to HUD denouncing their proposed federal plan to end housing discrimination against LGBT people. In the letter, Barnes compared gay people to murderers and drug dealers. Yesterday local NBC television reported that Barnes has been reprimanded and censured for her letter, but still has her job. All future correspondence out of Barnes' office must now be reviewed by her superiors. Not a complete win for us, but probably the best we could hope for.

(Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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