Mayor Karl Dean signs a bill June 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Mayor Karl Dean signs a bill June 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn

Front row, left to right: Ivanetta Davis (Study and Formulating Committee); Councilmember Anthony Davis; Councilmember Lonnell Matthews (co-sponsor); Councilmember Jason Holleman; Councilmember Peter Westerholm (co-sponsor); Councilmember-at-Large Ronnie Steine; Mayor Karl Dean; Councilmember-at-Large Megan Barry (co-sponsor); Councilmember Brady Banks (co-sponsor); Councilmember Edith Langster; Councilmember Scott Davis; and Councilmember Burkley Allen Back row, left to right: Lynette Schnick (paramedic, Nashville Fire); Michael McDaniel (Bob Benson’s partner); Bob Benson (Metro Parks); John Johnson III (paramedic, Nashville Fire); Curtis Schwagel (John Johnson’s partner); and Chris Sanders (Tennessee Equality Project) (Photo courtesy of Metro Photographic Services).