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Civil Rights

Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases From Four States August 6

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM June 18, 2014
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The 6th Circuit Appeals Court has scheduled arguments in marriage cases from Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio, August 6 in front of a three-judge panel.

Bigotry Watch

TN Sen. Stacey Campfield Compares Obamacare Signups To Holocaust Victims

by David Badash ● 6:59 PM May 5, 2014
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Tennessee Tea Party Republican state senator Stacey Campfield just compared Obamacare signups for healthcare to victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

News

Tennessee Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Students To Be Bullied In The Name Of ‘Religious Freedom’

by David Badash ● 10:29 AM March 25, 2014
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Religious conservatives are at it again. Tennessee governor Bill Haslam just received and will likely sign a bill that not only allows but actually helps organize anti-gay bullying in the name of “religious freedom.”

Marriage

Breaking: Judge Rules Tennessee Must Temporarily Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages

by David Badash ● 5:23 PM March 14, 2014
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A federal judge has just issued a temporary order requiring the state of Tennessee to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples who are suing the state.

Civil Rights

Gay Tennessee Seventh Grader Attacked With ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law He Defeated

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM March 11, 2014
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Even though 12-year old Marcel Neergaard helped kill Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, it’s still being used to quash his free speech and to create a hostile environment at school.

Discrimination

Chattanooga Councilman Will Fight Recall Effort He Says Is Because He Is Gay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:58 PM February 20, 2014
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“The thing is, it takes thousands of votes to win an election, but it only takes one person to file a recall.” – Councilman Chris Anderson

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee GOP Pushing Orwellian Gay Segregation Bill

by David Badash ● 11:38 AM February 14, 2014
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The latest craze in state legislatures are bill that supposedly prevent discrimination and breed tolerance of others’ views — by boldly and unconstitutionally discriminating against gay people.

News

Former Senate Aide Arrested For Child Porn Believed To Have Committed Suicide

by David Badash ● 12:40 PM January 24, 2014
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The former aide to Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide.

Marriage

Breaking: Lawsuit Filed Against Tennessee Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:30 PM October 21, 2013
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The National Center for Lesbian Rights has just announced it will be filing a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Discrimination

Tennessee Red Lobster Waitress Gets Handwritten Tip: ‘None, N*gger’

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM September 9, 2013
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A nursing student working few days a week in a Nashville, Tennessee Red Lobster says she was surprised when a couple in their 20′s wrote in the tip section of their receipt, “none n*gger.”

Immigration

Tea Party Cheers As Congressman Tells Eleven-Year-Old Her Father Is Going To Be Deported

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:50 PM August 19, 2013
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VIDEO: Eleven-year-old Josie Macareg stepped up to the mic at a townhall meeting to ask Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais to help keep her dad from being deported. When he turned her down, the Tea Party crowd erupted in cheers.

Discrimination

Mother Appeals Ruling She Must Change Baby’s Name Because ‘Messiah’ Is Not Christian

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:07 PM August 14, 2013
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UPDATE: Chancellor Telford Forgety has reversed the decision of Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew and ruled Jaleesa Martin can name her baby Messiah.”

Education

Watch: Local News Interviews 11 Year Old Who Fought And Won ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Lawmaker

by David Badash ● 8:29 AM June 6, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard’s petition led to the author of a “Don’t Say Gay” bill losing his education “Reformer of the Year” award. “It made me feel like I went from a nobody to a person who had a national organization say we stand by you. All in five days.”

Civil Rights

Gay, Bullied 11 Year Old Boy Wins Fight Against Anti-Gay Lawmaker And StudentsFirst

by David Badash ● 4:08 PM June 5, 2013
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Eleven-year old Marcel Neergaard has quickly won his fight against an anti-gay lawmaker and StudentsFirst, thanks to the help of LGBT activists and over 50,000 allies who signed a MoveOn.org petition.