Radio Station To Marry Same-Sex Couples After Tennessee Law Restricts

close up of happy male gay couple holding hands

Getting married in Tennessee if you're gay/lesbian/transgender/bisexual is about to get a little more difficult.

Tennessee passed a law, taking effect on July 1, 2019, that states your marriage won't count unless it's performed by a religious or state official (who could easily deny to marry LGBTQ couples based on their own "religious liberty").

Sounds like a pretty awful "gotcha" doesn't it?

Even though the Supreme Court settled the law for same-sex marriage, it doesn't necessarily prohibit bigoted lawmakers from trying to push their religious agenda forward by finding ways to limit that protection of the law. Until this law is challenged, there are people stepping up to step around the law.

Zac Woodward from PRIDE Radio is stepping in with a big solution! When he's not on the air at PRIDE Radio, he's producing the "Woody & Jim Show" on Nashville's 107.5 The River... and together, they've put together a huge solution: "Woody & Jim's Big Fat All-Inclusive Wedding" officiated by Jim Chandler from the show, an ordained minister.

The station announced today that on June 28th, they'll be able to have their nuptials officiated. Jim will select listeners interested in tying the knot regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or religious preference. Listeners with a valid marriage license can sign up via the station's website beginning today through June 25th.

The wedding will take place on Friday, June 28th from 6am to 10am. Listeners can tune in on the iHeartRadio app to listen to the wedding live on air, broadcast on 107.5 The River.

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