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Tennessee school turns away prospective students because parents are gay

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard with their daughter Esther and son Micah.
A private, non-denominational Christian-based school in Nashville has turned away prospective students because their parents, one of whom is a local pastor, are gay. [...]

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Court dismisses lawsuit over nullified Nashville non-discrimination law

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Haslam over a state law that nullified Nashville's nondiscrimination ordinance in 2011, saying the plaintiffs weren't injured by the law. [...]

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Nashville mayor first in Tenn. to publicly support marriage equality

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Karl Dean
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville mayor Karl Dean has joined the national group "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry," becoming the first mayor from Tennessee to publicly support marriage equality. Dean signed on to the coalition of nearly 500 mayors from around the U.S. advocating for full marriage equality nationwide. [...]

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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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Gay couples turned away at marriage license offices in three Tenn. counties

Thursday, August 8, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties applied for marriage licenses on Wednesday in a project coordinated by the Tennessee Equality Project. [...]

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Two Tenn. Scout groups say they’re against proposal to allow gay scouts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Boy Scouts councils in Tennessee said Tuesday they will not support a proposal to partially lift the group's long-standing exclusion of gays. [...]

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Suspect identified in theft, disposal of Nashville LGBT newspaper

Thursday, August 9, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After a two year battle, Out & About Newspaper in Nashville has identified the person who has allegedly been taking hundreds of copies of the monthly LGBT newspaper and disposing of them. [...]

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Is Tennessee really that bad?

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tennessee has been getting a bad rap lately. From the passage of anti-gay legislation in the last session of the state legislature, to the current issue regarding Gay-Straight alliances in East Tennessee schools, or anti-gay assault in West Tennessee, national (and international) communities have lambasted the state as a haven [...]

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Tracy Morgan to return to Nashville to apologize for anti-gay rant

Monday, June 13, 2011
Tracy Morgan
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has agreed to return to Nashville next week to apologize for his anti-gay tirade during a recent stand-up comedy show, CNN reported. [...]

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Group files lawsuit against Tennessee challenging anti-gay discrimination law

Monday, June 13, 2011
A group of individuals that includes three Nashville elected officials and two LGBT advocacy groups, on Monday filed a suit against the state of Tennessee challenging a new law that prohibits local governments from enacting anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than protections laid out by the state government. [...]

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