PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga is one vote away from becoming the third city in Tennessee to extend benefits to domestic partners of city employees.
Mayor Andy Berke has voiced his support for the measure, saying it will attract more people to the city.
Others aren't so sure. The final vote is at Tuesday's meeting that starts at 6 o'clock. The ordinance passed the first vote by a single vote. There's a large crowd on both sides of the issue expected to come Tuesday night.
"While we campaigned no candidate, no constituent, no voter ever asked or expressed a need to give benefits to domestic partners," said Chip Henderson.
"I think it's really important that Chattanooga sets an example to be a progressive city so we can be a model for other cities in the way that we treat our employees," said Chris Anderson, Councilman.
Channel 3 spoke with Councilman Larry Grohn today who 'opposes' the ordinance. He will 'not' be voting Tuesday because he is out of town. Again, last week it was a 5-4 vote, if someone changes their vote, making it a 4-4 tie Tuesday, the ordinance is defeated.