Collegedale, suburb of Chattanooga with a population of around 8,000 people, became the first town in Tennessee to approve benefits for same-sex spouses of government employees.
According an article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Collegedale's five-member governing commission passed the measure on Monday night with four "yes" votes. The lone dissenting vote came from Collegedale's Mayor John Turner. The charge to change the town's policy was led by detective Kat Cooper, who married her wife in Maryland this past spring.
Read the full story at the Times Free Press.