Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

State of the States: GLBT legislative wrap up around America

The Washington Blade has this wrap up of GLBT legislative issues around the country.

Here's the mention of Tennessee:

Proposed legislation in Tennessee would prohibit non-married couples from adopting children. The Senate committee working on that chamber’s version of the bill has been deferring action on the legislation since it was introduced to the committee. No action has been taken on the House version of the bill since it was introduced to a subcommittee.

At the request of the Tennessee Equality Project, a state gay rights group, HRC has paid for lobbyists to help defeat the bills.

The last sentence is inaccurate. TEP made a funding proposal to HRC to fund our existing activities, which include lobbying. We have one and only one lobbyist.

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