Nashville Mayor Joins Marriage Equality Coalition
August 22 2014 7:54 PM ET

Nashville Mayor Joins Marriage Equality Coalition

Trudy Ring

The mayor of Music City becomes the first Tennessee member of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary
August 08 2014 8:02 PM ET

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary

Trudy Ring

State senator Stacey Campfield, who had become an embarrassment to the Republican Party with his extremely antigay views, went down to defeat Thursday.

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality
August 06 2014 7:59 PM ET

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

That statement came from one of three judges who today heard appeals in marriage equality cases from four states.

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples
April 29 2014 1:24 PM ET

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Gay Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue
April 28 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.
April 28 2014 2:20 PM ET

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.

Sunnivie Brydum

By granting the Tennessee attorney general's request for a stay, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voided the recently recognized legal marriages of three same-sex couples.

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.
March 25 2014 4:15 PM ET

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.

Sunnivie Brydum

The bill would allow all Tennesee students to cite their religious beliefs in homework, at school functions, or in the classroom 'free from discrimination.'

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages
March 14 2014 6:39 PM ET

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state of Tennessee must recognize the legal marriages of three same-sex couples who wed in other jurisdictions, a federal judge ruled today.

Gay 12-Year-Old in Tenn. Still Fighting The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill He Helped Kill
March 11 2014 1:33 PM ET

Gay Tenn. 12-Year-Old Still Fighting the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Kevin OKeeffe

Marcel Neergard is standing up to his classmates, bullies, and even his ill-informed teachers in a new op-ed for The Huffington Post.

WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay
February 19 2014 3:17 PM ET

WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council member Chris Anderson claims those behind an effort to recall him have an antigay agenda.

WATCH: Pro-Gay Vandals Strike Tenn. Chick-fil-A
January 15 2014 2:38 PM ET

WATCH: Pro-Gay Vandals Strike Tenn. Chick-fil-A

Sunnivie Brydum

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Cookeville, Tenn., was spray-painted last week with a message reading 'God Loves Fags and Chicken!'

WATCH: Gay Owner of Tenn. Health Store Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime
November 26 2013 3:32 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Owner of Tenn. Health Store Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime

Sunnivie Brydum

Joe Williams says he was closing his store in Paris, Tenn., around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when three unidentified men assaulted him, stole $1,500, wrote an antigay slur on his forehead, and tried to burn the store down.

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