Since the Senate sponsor, Sen. Paul Stanley (R-Germantown), sits on the Judiciary Committee, there is a good chance the bill will pass in that committee. But the Tennessee Equality Project is still urging our members to contact the members of the committee and urge them to oppose the bill. With a high fiscal note, the bill will probably stall in the Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee. And there remain opportunities to stop it in the House, but let's stop it sooner than later.
The bill doesn't just affect the GLBT community. It affects any unmarried, cohabiting couple.