After consulting with the statewide equality organization, Mint Springs Farm near Nashville, Tenn., decided that it will allow same-sex couples to host weddings and commitment ceremonies on its grounds.
For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.
Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas thought they'd found the perfect place to hold their commitment ceremony, until they received an email claiming Tennessee's prohibition on same-sex marriage made the couple ineligible for booking.
Only policy stands between transgender people and the military service some seek.
Boston's Irish-American mayor refused to participate in the event, which excluded LGBT soldiers.