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Concerns from Tennessee lawmakers have grown as courts have intervened and required more recognition of gay marriage, even in states where it is outlawed. Credit: Nate C via Flickr

Maybe Wedding Photographers In Tennessee Can Already Refuse To Work With Gay Couples

by / on February 18, 2014

A proposal giving businesses such as wedding photographers a legal way to refuse service to gay couples has been shelved for the year in the Tennessee legislature. The sponsor says it may be redundant.

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High Voter Turnout Despite Photo ID Law

by / on August 10, 2012

Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.

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Activists Hand In 6,000 Signatures Opposing Voter Photo ID Law

by / on February 22, 2012

Groups under the umbrella of Tennessee Citizen Action have filed petitions they say contain six thousand names of persons who want the Photo Voter ID law overturned.

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Cheatham Legislator Backs Teachers at Student Prayer Groups

by / on February 8, 2012

A controversy over “Prayer at the Flagpole” in Cheatham County has surfaced two years later in the General Assembly. A state representative is trying to overturn a school board decision that restricts teacher participation.

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ACLU Plans Challenge to Tennessee Cyber Bullying Law

by / on June 29, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union is planning a legal challenge to a new law that takes effect Friday making it a crime in Tennessee to post any image online that causes “emotional distress” to any individual.

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Anti-Gay Education Legislation Blocked Again

by / on April 7, 2010

A measure to bar educational programs that recognize any sexual orientation but heterosexual was side-tracked for a second year today. The state Board of Education will study the issue, again.

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ACLU Takes Issue With 287(g)

by / on July 24, 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union claims changes being made to the 287(g)program reinforce problems rather than root them out.

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