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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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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