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Mayors Urge Tennessee Gov to Veto Counseling Exemption Bill

POLITICS | By John Riley | Apr 23
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her fellow big-city mayors are rallying to the defense of Tennessee's LGBT community.

Watch Funny or Die's Tenn. Anti-Gay 'Tourism Commercial'

The latest antics from Funny Or Die is a commentary on Tennessee's anti-LGBT bill being pushed through state government.

Anti-Marriage Resolution Advances in Tennessee

POLITICS | By John Riley | Feb 22
On Feb. 16, Tennessee lawmakers approved - without debate - a resolution expressing "disagreement with the constitutional analysis" of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Same-Sex Tennessee Couple Lose Bid for Divorce

An East Tennessee judge has declined to recognize the Iowa marriage of two men in his courtroom for a divorce.

Anti-Gay Ex-SNL Cast Member Gets Trounced in Local Election

CELEBRITIES | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 8
The worlds of entertainment, gay rights and local politics scored a minor victory Thursday when former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson was trounced in her bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Tenn. Wedding Venue Reverses Policy on Same-Sex Ceremonies

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 29
A Tennessee wedding venue that made headlines this week, after it was revealed its officials would not host a commitment ceremony for two gay Iraq War veterans, will change its policy on holding same-sex ceremonies.

Tenn. Venue Rejects Gay Iraq War Vet Couple

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
Officials of a private wedding venue in Tennessee allegedly refused to host a wedding ceremony for two gay Iraq War veterans.

Same-Sex Marriages in Tenn. Case Again Invalid

NATIONAL | By Travis Loller | Apr 28
A federal appeals panel says that while the lawsuit of three same-sex couples who were wed in other states makes its way through the courts, Tennessee does not have to recognize their marriages.

Tennessee’s Bully Psalm: ’The Lord Is My Lawyer, I Shall Not Want’

God could end up being the lawyer for Tennessee students interested in bullying LGBT peers while shirking their responsibility to learn real science.

Tennessee Governor Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Order

Tennessee’s governor is asking a federal judge to put her ruling requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples on hold while a higher court weighs in on the case.

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