The Tennessee legislature is considering a bill that would allow guardians to opt their schoolchildren out of learning about the LGBT community. The bill passed through the House Education Instruction Committee today.
A push to designate the Bible the official state book of Tennessee has returned to the state legislature. This is the third time Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, has pushed this measure (HJR0150), despite some concerns of its constitutionality from other lawmakers.
A slate of anti-transgender bills is progressing quickly through the state legislature. LGBT activists say these measures could have a devastating effect on the health of transgender youth.
A new bill in the Tennessee legislature could impact transgender youths’ access to transitioning treatment. The measure proposes a ban on gender-affirming medical care before puberty.
East Tennessee State University’s President Brian Nolan says he will change how he talks to student athletes who want to kneel during the national anthem. At a university budget hearing, lawmakers questioned Nolan on his allowance of the men’s basketball team to protest during the anthem last weekend.
Gov. Bill Lee wants the state to spend about $200 million in what he hopes would bring broadband to every community across the state. The plan was announced Monday during the annual State of the State address in which Lee unveiled his $41.8 billion spending plan.