Tennessee Freemasons meeting this week
in Nashville will vote on whether to lift their ban on gay members.
According to Nashville
ABC affiliate WKRN, the fraternal organization will consider the
issue on Wednesday. A vote is scheduled for the following day.
The vote comes just months after two
Masons came out gay and got married. The couple was suspended from
“We don't want to be considered
bigoted in that way,” Chase Geiser, who joined the Freemasons in
2011-2012, told the station. “It's embarrassing. Also, we have
these brothers that are very good men, and feel it's shameful what is
happening to them and unfair.”
Geiser added that Masonry is a very
charitable organization with “good lessons to teach.”
Tennessee has roughly 30,000