Bill awaits Senate hearing This week, two pieces of legislation designed to permit and protect  discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community advanced in the state legislature. Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional, conservatives, reeling in Tennessee, are still writing legislation to permit the unequal treatment of…

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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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