While the Legislature has been debating the Bible this week, TEP has been on the road across the state organizing for the equality victories to come.
Knoxville: We started the week in Knoxville for a Freedom to Marry panel with partners like the Lambda Law Society at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the Campaign for Southern Equality. You can read more about it here. It was a fascinating look at the long movement for marriage equality and a frank discussion of all the work that remains long after we win the freedom to marry in Tennessee.
Sewanee: Later in the week we headed down I-24 to Sewanee for the University of the South's Breaking the Silence events. It was a productive discussion with students about how they can make a difference in the movement for equality. We are grateful to have them as new partners.
TEP believes every part of our state is critical to the movement for equality.
Coming Up: We plan to meet with hundreds of people this year during the Summer of Love tour that starts in June. To face the challenges ahead, we must unite. We want to be where you are.
One of the challenges we are sure to face is a renewed RFRA/Turn the Gays Away bill next year. We will prepare for months leading up to January 2016 when the Legislature returns. You can help make sure we have the resources we need at this link.
Preparing to win...that's what we're doing because it's what you deserve!