NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Governor Bill Haslam is pushing Tennessee legislators to back down in their attempts to dial back the state's new Common Core education standards.
Haslam traveled to appearances in all three of the state’s grand divisions yesterday to rally parents and educators in support of the standards. At an event in Smyrna, Haslam touted academic progress under his leadership.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling on Friday that Tennessee must recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples is drawing both praise and condemnation.
Nashville based U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued a preliminary injunction barring Tennessee from enforcing state laws that prohibit recognition of the marriages. The couples were legally married in other states and filed suit to force Tennessee to recognize their unions.
David Fowler, President of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, says the ruling was not unexpected.