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  •  Tennessee continues a march to an antediluvian era (0+ / 0-)

    Sadly, the once moderate state of Tennessee which just barely (50 votes out of 99 state House members) cast the victory vote for the 19th amendment, is now marching firmly backwards to the dim mists of past time.

    Two state legislature committee steps this week alone:

    1) Make it permissible for high school guidance counselors to express their personal disapproval of the "lifestyle choice" to gay students coming to them to ask for help

    2) Considering the abolition of Vanderbilt University's right to have its own campus police force (5th largest police force in the state) in retaliation because Vanderbilt has a non-discrimination policy for its campus organizations: e.g. campus organizations cannot discriminate against gays.  This measure has passed in a previous years, but was vetoed by Republican governor.  At some point in the future, even this veto might be overriden.

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