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Tanco v. Haslam

In Historic Ruling, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Marriage Equality Across the United States on June 26, 2015 BACKGROUND: On October 21, 2013, NCLR filed a lawsuit on behalf of three legally married same-sex couples, challenging Tennessee laws that prevented the state from respecting their marriages and treating them the same as all other legally married couples in Tennessee. The Tennessee couples, who included a full-time Army reservist and two professors of veterinary medicine, all formerly...


Howe v. Haslam

As outrageous as it is, today, people in many states can be fired from their jobs or denied services simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Without a federal law protecting LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination, it is essential that cities, counties, and towns have the power to pass anti-discrimination laws. Nashville passed such a law in 2011, only to have state lawmakers, working with a virulently anti-LGBTQ group, take it away. In June 2011, NCLR filed a lawsuit...


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