Another Trump country state trending blue.
[DIGEST: New Civil Rights Movement, CNN] On Wednesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed into law HB 1840, a measure that will allow therapists and counselors to legally refuse service to anyone in violation of their “sincerely held principles.” “Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look … Continued
[DIGEST: Huffington Post, New Civil Rights Movement] Monday evening, the Tennessee legislature passed HB 1840, a measure that will allow therapists and counselors to legally refuse service to the state’s LGBT residents. But lawmakers did not pass the bill before agreeing to a change demanded when the measure was introduced last Wednesday; the bill’s original … Continued
On Monday, the Tennessee state legislature approved a measure designating the Bible its official state book. The Senate approved the measure with a 19-8 vote after only 30 minutes of debate. Tennessee is only the second state to propose state-approved reading material; Massachusetts designated the beloved children’s book Make Way for Ducklings its official state … Continued
Claiming it was their divine calling, 2 Tennessee legislators are leading an effort to overrule the Supreme Court that could cost the state billions–money that would otherwise go toward SNAP benefits for Tennessee’s poorest residents.