gay rights http://wmot.org en Gay Rights Controversy Hits UT-Knoxville http://wmot.org/post/gay-rights-controversy-hits-ut-knoxville <p></p><p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two administrators at the University of Tennessee say they can’t support health insurance benefits for same-sex partners of UT employees.</p><p>According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, a letter from university Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington was read to a UT Faculty Senate meeting yesterday. In it, Cheek and Arrington stated that offering benefits to unmarried gay partners would violate state statute.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:27:37 +0000 Associated Press 16057 at http://wmot.org