LGBT Section

The section strives to enhance the status of and provide opportunities to LGBT attorneys and their allies, and to advocate for the TBA's participation on issues of concern to members. Learn more, contact Jenny Jones at

The Landers Firm, PLC
65 Union Ave, 9th Fl
Memphis, TN 38103
Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
5616 Kingston Pike, Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
311 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

LGBT Section Executive Council Member Gives NPR Interview

Western Delegate for TBA's LGBT Section Maureen Holland recently participated in an interview with NPR regarding how President Trump's replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could affect the court's view on same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy surprised many when he sided with the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, for which he authored the majority opinion stating that the constitution protects the right to marry for same-sex couples across the country, and that these couples did not diminish the idea of marriage. Some LGBT proponents have concerns that Justice Kennedy's replacement may take a more regressive view on these issues. You can listen to the interview here.

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Swearing-in Ceremonies Set for New Nashville Legal Officials

Swearing-in ceremonies will be held for the new officials elected in the May 1 primary in Nashville. Incoming Juvenile Court Clerk Lonnell Matthews will be sworn in on Aug. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center. Public Defender Martesha Johnson will be sworn in later that same day on the Tennessee State University campus at 6 p.m. Register of Deeds Karen Johnson will be sworn in on Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Metro Courthouse.
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