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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.”

Bigotry Watch

GOP Lawmaker Who Calls Gays Not ‘Mentally Healthy’ Introduces New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM February 15, 2013
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A Republican lawmaker introduced a new “Don’t Say Gay” bill into the Tennessee House yesterday, as a companion to infamous state senator Stacey Campfield’s updated and strengthen anti-gay legislation.

Bigotry Watch

Did Tennessee Go All The Way With Anti-Gay School Sex Bills?

by David Badash ● 1:11 PM April 30, 2012
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The Tennessee Legislature has spent much of the past few years focusing on conservative Christian-based “education” bills. With the session wrapping up, a review.

Civil Rights

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM April 24, 2012
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The Tennessee House and Senate have now voted to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Imagine the implications.

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill One Step Closer To Law In Tennessee

by David Badash ● 12:21 PM April 18, 2012
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Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill yesterday quietly was passed by an 8-7 vote and is slated to be voted on in the full Tennessee House as early as tomorrow.

Education

Tennessee Monkey Bill Protecting Teachers Who Teach Creationism Soon Law

by David Badash ● 6:57 PM April 10, 2012
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The Tennessee Legislature just passed a bill that protects teachers who teach creationism, and those who welcome “debate” on culture war issues like global warming.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee Governor Says Drop “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

by David Badash ● 1:54 PM February 22, 2012
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Tennessee’s Governor Haslam has told state lawmakers to drop the now infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that has made nationwide headlines for the past few years.

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Homeless Tennessee Man Beaten Unconscious Because He’s Gay

by David Badash ● 3:05 PM November 16, 2012
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Glen Ortmann, is a homeless man in Murfreesboro, Tennessee who says he was beaten unconscious after he revealed he is gay, and he believes it was a hate crime.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee GOP Condemns Governor For Not Firing ‘Openly Homosexuals’

by David Badash ● 2:10 PM July 18, 2012
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Nine county chapters of the Tennessee GOP are condemning Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, a Republican, for hiring an openly-gay staffer and a Muslim lawyer.

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Tennessee Anti-Gay Law: Alcoa Only National Company To Say “No!”

by Scott Wooledge ● 4:15 PM May 23, 2011
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Alcoa is the only national company that is saying “no!” to Tennessee’s anti-gay law, and asking the governor to veto it. But AT&T, FEDEX, and Nissan?