Tennessee Freemasons vote to uphold ban on homosexual members

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee Freemasons, a secretive fraternal order dating back to the 17th century, have voted to uphold their ban on homosexual members.

Masons from all across the state gathered this week in Nashville at the Grand Lodge of Tennessee to discuss a wide range of topics, including whether to continue their ban on gay members.

Homosexual activity is considered a Masonic offense and the question of whether to continue the ban came up after a couple was suspended from the organization after they came out following the passing of the marriage equality act.

There are currently around 30,000 Freemasons in Tennessee.

Grand Lodge of Tennessee (Photo: WKRN)
Grand Lodge of Tennessee (Photo: WKRN)

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