CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — A judge in Chattanooga has ruled that the wording of a referendum that will determine whether city employees are entitled to domestic partner benefits should stand.
The Chattanooga City Council last week approved filing a lawsuit in an attempt to change the wording because city attorneys said language approved by the Hamilton County Election Commission was too vague.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1rH6Qdc ) reports Judge Neil Thomas ruled Monday morning in favor of the election commission.
In November, Chattanooga became the third city in Tennessee to vote to expand benefits to same-sex couples.
Opponents of the law organized a petition drive and gathered enough signatures to force the referendum.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com