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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A proposal to expand Tennessee’s limited absentee vote by mail program was approved by a House committee. House Bill 965, sponsored by Rep. Harold Love, D-Nashville, District 54, would allow Tennesseans who are qualified to vote absentee by mail to do so immediately. The measure would require absentee voters to submit an acceptable photo ID…

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