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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.

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.

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.

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.

Court: Tenn. Must Recognize 3 Same-Sex Marriages

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

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

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

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