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Tennessee, USA: Grandma Writes, Sings Marriage Equality Song for Niece
Jun 1st, 2013
A beautiful, touching song from a grandmother to her niece and her partner in Tennessee. Queerty reports:
Sherri Gray from Nashville, TN is 72 years young and a grandmother of eight. Her niece Shannon is getting married this summer to her fiancee Lisa and she wrote this song to show her support for them as well as "for... read_more
Tennessee, USA: More on the Marriage Equality Poll
May 23rd, 2013
Yesterday, we reported that 49% of folks in Tennessee supported either civil unions or marriage equality. Now we have a little more into - of that 49%, only 32% supports full marriage equality. Think Progress reports:
A new poll from Vanderbilt University shows that support for legally recognizing same-sex couples continues to grow in Tennessee, but... read_more
Tennessee, USA: 49% Support Marriage or Civil Uniions for Gays, Lesbians
May 22nd, 2013
More Tennesseans now support recognition of relationships for gays and lesbians than oppose it, though that includes both supporters of civil unions and gay marriage. On Top Magazine reports:
According to a poll released this month for Vanderbilt University, 49 percent of respondents support either marriage or civil unions for gay couples, while 46 percent remain opposed... read_more
USA: How Long Until the South Sees Marriage Equality?
May 20th, 2013
Forget marriage equality - even basic human rights are hard to come by for our LGBT brothers and sisters in the South. The Advocate reports:
The battles against LGBT people continue to be waged quietly in the South. Alabama's current school curriculum requires teachers to instruct students that homosexuality is an "unacceptable, criminal lifestyle," according to the Human... read_more
The 5 Worst States on LGBT Rights
May 17th, 2013
As marriage equality sweeps the nation there are still some hurdles that need to be crossed. There are five states that have laws that treat the lgbt community unfairly.
1) Virginia is for "Lovers": The Commonwealth has a number of laws regulating lovers, including lewd and lascivious cohabitation, fornication, and crimes against nature -- which is still maintained as a class... read_more
Enjoy "Traditional Marriage" Day in Tennessee!
Apr 25th, 2013
The Huffington Post reports:
The state of Tennessee is set to observe "ido4life Traditional Marriage Day" on Aug. 31, after state lawmakers passed a resolution this week to dedicate the date. Pastor Lyndon Allen, a key proponent of the measure, told WSMV that the effort was about encouraging couples to get married, pointing to the economic benefits of tying... read_more
Tennessee's Don't Say Gay Bill Dies (Again)
Mar 29th, 2013
It's like a zombie that keeps coming back, got another bullet through its head in a house subcommittee. Pink News reports:
In February, Tennessee Republican Senator Stacey Campfield revived his Classroom Protection Act, a bill which originally proposed to limit mentions of homosexuality in schools. The reintroduced bill, earlier versions of which failed to become law in 2008 and... read_more
USA: How Long Will the South Deny Marriage Equality?
Mar 27th, 2013
Nate Cohn thinks it will be a long, long time. Andrew Sullivan reports at the Dish:
With evangelicals slower to change their minds, Southern states should move at a slower pace than the national average. To date, support for gay marriage has increased at a roughly linear rate of 2 points per year. But it's possible that increases... read_more
Tennessee Has One of Highest Opposition Rates to Marriage Equality in the Country, Poll Says
Mar 5th, 2013
A new MTSU poll finds that Tennessee lags the nation by a huge percentage when it comes to support for marriage equality, DNJ.com says:
A solid 62 percent majority of Tennesseans oppose "allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally," while 28 percent are in favor, 6 percent don't know, and the rest decline to answer, according to the... read_more
Nashville Club Staffer Fired for Wearing Marriage Equality T-Shirt
Jan 22nd, 2013
We usually think of rock clubs as anything-goes kind of places, but the owners of Nashville's Rocketown won't let endorsing marriage equality slide.
According to Hostage Calm guitarist Chris "Cmar" Martin, a friend of the band, Wes Breedwell, was fired from his job at Rocketown for wearing Hostage Calm's "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" tee shirt.
What I heard from him was a... read_more
Attempt to Repeal Ban on Marriage Equality in Virginia Fails
Jan 14th, 2013
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee on Monday voted 6-1 to kill a proposal that would have repealed the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Delegate Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) introduced HJ665 on Jan. 9, the first day of the current legislative session. He told the Washington Blade after the vote he feels "people affirming their love to each other and living... read_more
USA: The "We Do" Campaign Seeks Marriage Equality in the South
Jan 13th, 2013
In the Southeast, where legal same-sex marriage remains a distant hope for many, some are challenging the law of the land in a very direct way: gay couples are requesting marriage licenses knowing they'll face rejection under state law.
Through the "We Do" campaign, organized and executed by the gay rights group Campaign for Southern Equality, roughly 50 couples have sought... read_more
Gay Couple Denied Marriage License in Morristown, Tennessee
Jan 12th, 2013
They were ready to say "I do" even when they knew the answer on the other side of the counter would be "no". Still, they walked into the Morristown courthouse parents and friends with them and asked.
"We are here to apply for a marriage license." Matt Griffin said.
"You two?", a pause then a smile. "Should I ask for identification?" The... read_more
Tennessee Gay Couple Applies for Marriage License
Jan 10th, 2013
The protest that sent Mississippi couples into a city clerk's office last week to ask for marriage licenses arrived elsewhere in the South on Wednesday. This time, a Tennessee couple was turned away.
"We knew, going into the process, that it was going to be denied. But it meant a lot to us to illustrate and show in the books the... read_more
USA: Gay Activists to Demand Marriage Licenses in Seven Southern States
Jan 3rd, 2013
As part of a planned action by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) yesterday, five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The state of Mississippi passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004.
The women came to the courthouse as part of the CSE's "We Do" campaign and, as expected, all the couples were turned away: "This takes... read_more
The Five Worst States for LGBT Rights in the USA
Dec 31st, 2012
2012 is sure to be remembered as a pivotal year for the LGBT civil rights movement, and 2013 is guaranteed to be even more exciting as the Supreme Court gears up to hear two landmark cases bound to turn the traditional definition of marriage on its head.
To be honest, government has no business in marriage. Consenting adults should by natural... read_more
The Campaign for Southern Equality
Nov 14th, 2012
Our friend at Joe.my.God brings our attention to a new video from The Campaign for Southern Equality, to bring full LGBT Equality to the states in the South, one of the most homophobic regions of the country. Watch the video:
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Memphis City Council Votes for LGBT Protections 9-4
Oct 17th, 2012
The Memphis City Council voted 9-4 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of city workplace protections, the Memphis Flyer reports:
Councilman Reid Hedgepeth, a conservative who voted in favor of the ordinance last time, told the audience that harassment and robo-calls from the amendment's opposition had only strengthened his resolve to vote in favor of the amendment... read_more