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posted Friday, September 25, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 39
Tennessee legislators want to nullify marriage equality
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Tennessee legislators want to nullify marriage equality

by Mike Andrew - SGN A&E Writer

Two Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have filed a bill to nullify the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act was introduced in both the Tennessee State House and Senate on September 17 with Representative Mark Pody and Senator Mae Beavers as the prime sponsors.

'Natural marriage between one man and one woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee remains the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary,' the bill states.

'Any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including Obergefell v. Hodges, is unauthoritative, void, and of no effect.'

After introducing the measure, Pody and Beavers attended a 'religious freedom' rally outside the state capitol where they were cheered by the faithful.

'Marriage is between a man and a woman in Tennessee,' Pody yelled.

'We're going to tell the attorney-general, he will defend marriage in Tennessee as it is written on our constitution,' said Beavers, referring to a state ban on same-sex marriage that was overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2006.

However, the Tennessean newspaper noted that the bill would likely be found unconstitutional if passed, because federal law trumps state measures.

'This is futile, costly, and chaotic,' Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project told WSMV-TV.

'Because I'll tell you, couples who want to get married will not take no for an answer.'

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage case, responded to the bill on Twitter:

'Tennessee lawmakers have already introduced the Tennessee Pastor Protection Act to 'protect' clergy from being 'forced' to officiate gay weddings, even though there is nothing in the Supreme Court ruling that does so.'

Tennessee's legislature is not in session now, and will not vote on the bill until after it reconvenes in January.

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