Friday, February 10, 2017

Tennessee Lawmakers File Legislation To Defy SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Anti-LGBT lawmakers in Tennessee have filed legislation that would instruct state agencies to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

From the local NBC affiliate:

It’s called the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act, with bills filed by Sen. Mae Beavers in the Senate and Rep. Mark Pody in the House.

The bills define marriage as between one man, and one woman in Tennessee, despite what outside courts decide.

Both Sen. Beavers and Rep. Pody declined comment on the bill, telling News 2 that questions would be answered at a press conference next week.

They argue that despite the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling, same sex marriage is unlawful and all unlawful orders “remain unlawful and should be resisted.” The time and date for the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act has not been set.

Truly an exercise in futility.

Watch the news report below:

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