26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
21st March 2014
US: Tennessee judge refuses to halt order to recognise three same-sex marriages
8:57 PM — A Tennessee judge has refused to stay a ruling ordering the state to recognise some same-sex marriages.
19th March 2014
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
15th March 2014
US: Tennessee must recognise some same-sex marriages, rules judge 1
12:31 PM — A federal judge has made a preliminary ruling which could pave the way for the recognition of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.
19th February 2014
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
16th January 2014
US: Tennessee same-sex marriage supporters encouraged by Oklahoma ruling 4
5:19 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Tennessee have said they are encouraged by a federal judge's ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
1st January 2014
US: Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community
2:53 PM — A new initiative has been launched in the US state of Tennessee to encourage businesses to support the LGBT community.
21st October 2013
US: Tennessee lawsuit challenges state ban on equal marriage 2
7:01 PM — With the world's media distracted by New Jersey's legalisation of equal marriage today, a lawsuit to challenge the state of Tennessee's ban on equal marriage was also filed.
8th October 2013
Christian students condemn gay classmates for ‘unpatriotic’ rainbow flag at US university 11
4:39 PM — Students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) have got into a row after the university's LGBT group MT Lambda flew a rainbow version of the US national flag as part of LGBT history month.
21st September 2013
US: Married same-sex couples refused name changes on driving licences in Tennessee 4
6:45 PM — Same-sex couples married out-of-state are being denied name changes on driving licences in the US state of Tennessee.
9th September 2013
US: Mayor in Tennessee offers support for health benefits for gay partners of city employees
2:48 PM — The mayor of a city in the US state of Tennessee has thrown his support behind a push towards providing equal health benefits for same-sex partners of city employees.
23rd August 2013
American church kicks out mother for supporting her gay daughter 29
1:40 PM — Elders at Ridgedale Church of Christ in Tennessee have allegedly kicked out a mother who supported her lesbian daughter.
11th June 2013
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
10th May 2013
Gay rights groups criticise National Lottery funding given to religious groups linked to online homophobia 9
11:54 AM — Gay rights organisations have called for National Lottery grants to be reviewed, after reports found that faith groups linked to online anti-gay literature had received the funding.
28th March 2013
US: Tennessee’s reintroduced ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies 12
12:48 PM — Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which would have required teachers to tell parents if their child confided in them about their sexuality, has died before a House Subcommittee.
14th March 2013
US: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force teachers to send gay students to psychiatrists 11
3:44 PM — The newly revised 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which has been proposed for the US state of Tennessee, includes a clause which would mean teachers would be made to send gay students to a psychiatrist.
6th February 2013
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’ 28
1:41 AM — The author of a newly revived bill proposing to outlaw any teaching about homosexuality in schools, has now compared being gay to "shooting heroin".
31st January 2013
US: ‘Gay’ dog saved after being condemned to being put down 27
2:46 PM — A dog in Tennessee was reportedly rescued, after being left at a kennel by his owner who thought he was gay. He had been scheduled to be put down today.
US: Dog condemned to death row because his owner thought he was gay 32
1:05 PM — A dog in Tennessee will be put down today at an overcrowded kennel. He came to arrive there because his owner thought that he was gay.
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill revived, now requires students to be outed to parents 21
12:24 PM — The "Don't Say Gay" bill has been revived, and now says that teachers in Tennessee should have to inform parents if a child confides in them about being gay.