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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Despite a wide variety of concerns and scant details, lawmakers voted to advance Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher bill to the full House Education Committee for consideration. House Bill 939, Lee’s proposal to provide tax dollars directly to parents on a debit card called an education savings account, is sponsored by Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, District…

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