Bill moves to calendar committee, full House of Representatives Two days after dozens of religious leaders publicly opposed a bill that would promote discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans, Republican lawmakers moved the bill closer to law. Under House Bill 836, private child-placing agencies could deny any person seeking to foster or adopt a child if the placement…

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The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a ban on abortion after a heart beat can be detected — roughly six weeks of pregnancy. The legislation still must be heard by the full Tennessee Senate. The legislation, HB0077, sponsored by Rep. James “Micah” Van Huss, R-Gray, District 6, is one of Republican’s most aggressive attempts to restrict…

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