In a legislative session that was anything but quiet, a piece of legislation that causes a fight every year quietly became law: Establishments that serve liquor by the drink, previously forbidden before noon on Sunday, can now pour customers a drink at 10 a.m.
While many churchgoers still have hymnbooks in hand, those who choose to spend Sunday mornings at brunch can have a Bloody Mary. When gates open at Adelphia Coliseum for a noon Titans game, fans can have a beer.
The ban was in effect because many churches, particularly in the South, have long opposed anyone being able to buy alcohol during what they believe is time set aside for church. It