Tennessee could be off the table for future NFL, NCAA and FIFA competitions because of the state’s new transgender sports law.
Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill into law barring transgender students from competing in girls’ sports. Lee has previously said transgender athletes would “put a glass ceiling back over women.” I signed the bill to preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition. This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to […]
Rep. Eddie Mannis, R-Knoxville, has warned his House colleagues that a ban on transgender athletes could have a tremendous impact on LGBT kids.
More than a dozen minority employees of Nashville’s police department tell WPLN News they feel they’ve faced unequal treatment, and in at least one recent case, the Metro Civil Service Commission has agreed. Members recently overturned her demotion after her lawyer argued she’d been punished more severely than male officers.
Senate Speaker Randy McNally wants the legislature to consider the impact anti-LGBT bills have on the state before taking up more such measures. Tennessee has drawn criticism lately over legislation that targets the LGBT community. At least one company has said they are reconsidering a further expansion.
Thirty-five major Tennessee companies are calling on the General Assembly to stop targeting LGBT people. The businesses have sent a letter to the legislature and the governor’s office urging them to commit to “the values of innovation and growth.”
Listen / Nearly 60 years ago, two bars on Commerce Street developed a reputation for being discreet places where gay men in Nashville could mingle. They were just steps from Ryman Auditorium and offices of the Southern Baptist Convention. But despite the well-entrenched taboo against same-sex relationships, bonds were formed there.
Tennessee is joining 15 others to try to overturn a recent ruling that found sex discrimination laws cover transgender people. Attorney General Herbert Slatery made the announcement Tuesday. He and his colleagues want the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a decision issued earlier this year by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has […]
Tennessee lawmakers are again getting involved in the fight over transgender access to school facilities, even though President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped its investigations into civil rights complaints from transgender students.
Listen / Only a handful of Nashville’s official historical markers recognize contemporary achievements, but the city is getting another.