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New Online Poll Finds Tennesseans Divided Over Therapist Exemption Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 29
A new poll shows Volunteer State residents are more closely divided than previously thought over a new Tennessee law that allows mental health counselors and therapists to refuse to treat LGBT patients.

Tennessee the Latest State on the List for Prohibited D.C. Government Travel

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 28
Councilmember David Grosso's bill to ban state-funded travel to any locality with anti-LGBT laws is looking like a wise proposal, as D.C. adds yet another state to the growing list of places where government employees are prohibited from traveling.

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.

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