Gay Rights In Tennessee, Explained In One Minute

gayTNTennessee is far from passing any law legalizing gay marriage, or recognizing gay marriages legally performed in other states. But several private companies do recognize domestic partnerships, allowing same-sex couples to share benefits. Some cities have domestic partnership ordinances for city employees. Nashville’s Metro Council will have a final vote on one on June 17.

Here’s a 60-second rundown of LGBT rights in Tennessee:

In April, the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention held its first ever summit on human sexuality. While making no official change to church doctrine on homosexuality, church leaders argued for softening the rhetoric: less yelling, more loving.

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