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Nashville Mayor David Briley signs historic order for LGBT-owned businesses

PHOTO: FOX 17 News

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Nashville Mayor David Briley signed a historic order on Monday for LGBT-owned businesses working with the city.

Briley's order not only recognizes the contributions of the community but looks to provide more opportunities for them to succeed.

The order charges the Metro Purchasing agent to modify business registration documents regarding procurement to allow businesses to identify themselves as LGBT-owned.

It also will have Metro government monitor and track the usage of LGBT-owned businesses awarded contracts for goods and services with the city. LGBT-owned businesses will also be provided similar programs and services as those offered to minority-owned, service-disabled owned, and women-owned businesses in the county.

In a statement release, Briley called the order an "important step." “Today, we’ve taken an important step towards better equity for LGBT-owned businesses in Nashville. I am proud to sign this executive order and look forward to seeing these Nashville businesses flourish.”

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