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Nashville approves domestic partner benefits for city, county workers

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Metropolitan Council on Tuesday voted to offer health insurance and pension benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of city/county "Metro" workers. The policy change applies to workers employed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a city-county consolidated government.

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Tenn. man wants to be President of U.S. on all Christian, all anti-gay platform

| Friday, May 2, 2014
Darrell Trigg
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee man has announced his candidacy for President of the United States, saying he will run on an an explicitly Christian, anti-gay platform.

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Tenn. wedding venue changes policy, will now host same-sex ceremonies

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee wedding venue that told two Iraq war veterans they could not host their commitment ceremony because same-sex marriage is illegal, has changed their policy and will now open their facilities to same-sex couples.

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Tenn. venue tells Iraq war vets to take their commitment ceremony elsewhere

| Monday, April 28, 2014
Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Iraq war veterans planning their same-sex commitment ceremony say they have been told by a Tennessee wedding venue to go elsewhere because same-sex marriage is illegal in the state.

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Appeals court stays ruling that Tenn. recognize marriages of three gay couples

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
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A federal appeals court has issued a stay in a district court's ruling that the state of Tennessee must recognize the legal out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples .

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Lesbian couple named mother and father on daughter’s Tenn. birth certificate

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Emilia Maria Jesty with her birth "father" Sophy Jesty.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A baby girl born to same-sex parents who are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage, is the first child in the state to have two mothers listed on her birth certificate.

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Tenn. OKs religious freedom bill that could be a ‘license to bully’ gay students

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee state Senate on Monday passed a bill that seeks to expand religious liberty protections for students in public schools, a measure critics say could lead to hate speech against gays, and others, in public schools, all in the name of religion.

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Judge denies stay in ruling that Tenn. recognize three out-of-state gay marriages

| Friday, March 21, 2014
U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to issue a stay in her preliminary decision last week ordering the state of Tennessee to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while the case is proceeds in federal court.

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Tenn. appeals ruling that state recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- 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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Federal judge orders Tenn. to recognize marriages of three same-sex couples

| Friday, March 14, 2014
Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal judge ordered the state of Tennessee on Friday to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while their lawsuit against the state works its way through the court system.

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