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State Representatives Continue Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rutherford County State Representative continues his fight against last month’s Supreme Court decision affirming same-sex marriage. Rockvale Republican Rick Womick has sent a letter to the State’s 95 County Clerks, urging them to refuse to issue licenses to same sex … Continue reading

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Tennessee Executioner Barred from Testifying for Now

  Tennessee’s executioner will not testify in a trial challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection, at least for the time being. The state Court of Appeals issued the order Wednesday afternoon in response to an emergency request filed earlier in … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Seeks to Impeach Haslam

  A Rutherford County State lawmaker, miffed over the recent Supreme Court decision upholding same sex marriage, says he wants to impeach fellow Republican Governor Bill Haslam for failing to resist the ruling. Rockvale Republican Representative Rick Womick says he’s … Continue reading

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TN Attorney General Drops Same-Sex Roane Divorce Case

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, the Tennessee attorney general’s office is no longer contesting the divorce of two men who wed in another state. On Friday, the office sent a brief to the Tennessee Court … Continue reading

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Tennessee AG ask Congress to Protect “Religious Freedoms”

Tennessee’s Attorney General is joining top cops in 14 other states asking for congressional action to protect the tax-exempt status of nonprofit religious organizations following a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. General Herb Slatery says congress should modify the … Continue reading

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Supporters Seek to Revive Tennessee Medicaid Expansion Plan

Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies. Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper … Continue reading

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Southern Baptist head vows never to perform same-sex unions

The president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination on Tuesday vowed never to officiate at a same-sex union, and the Southern Baptist Convention called on the U.S. Supreme Court not to declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Pastor Ronnie … Continue reading

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Tennessee Supreme Court case will Decide Public Access to Police Files

The Tennessee Supreme Court must decide when, if ever, police investigative files are open to the public. The Tennessean newspaper requested records in the case of former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping a fellow student in a dormitory. Metro … Continue reading

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Festival-Like Atmosphere Outside Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage advocates and protesters alike filled the sidewalks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. It was a festival-like atmosphere, complete with warm sunshine and lots of selfies. While the high court isn’t expected to rule until June, many people … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day: Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

Today is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of … Continue reading

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