Topics :: Tennessee

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

By EDGE | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
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

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
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.

Court: Tenn. Must Recognize 3 Same-Sex Marriages

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
A federal judge says that Tennessee must recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while their lawsuit against the state works its way through the court system.

Chattanooga Councilman Challenges Tennessee’s Recall Law

Monday Feb 24, 2014
A Chattanooga city councilman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s recall statute after he says citizens petitioned to remove him from office because he is gay.

Tenn.’s ’Turn Gays Away’ Bill Dead This Session

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
A proposal to protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services to same-sex couples is dead for the session.

Tenn. Chick-fil-A Vandalized With Pro-Gay Message

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 13, 2014
Employees of a Chick-Fil-A in Cookeville, Tenn., discovered last Thursday that the fast food restaurant had been vandalized with a pro-gay message.

Tenn. Health Store Owner Accused of Filing False Report

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 30, 2013
The owner of a health store in Tennessee who said he was beaten and robbed because he is gay has been charged with filing a false report.

Out Tenn. Detective Gets Threatening Letters

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
A police detective who fought to pass legislation that provides benefits to same-sex partners in Collegedale, Tenn., and was then exiled from her church as a result, recently received a threatening hate letter in the mail.

Tenn. Health Store Owner Attacked in Alleged Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 25, 2013
Three men viciously beat the owner of a health food store in Tennessee on Nov. 20, in what some are calling an anti-gay hate crime.

Tenn. Couples in Gay Marriage Suit Seek Injunction

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Four same-sex couples are asking a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would force Tennessee to recognize their marriages.