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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:09 PM

 

'Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act' seeks to strip gay marriage rights

The Republican bill looks to “defend” marriage as “between one man and one woman regardless of any court decision to the contrary.”

By Gwen Aviles Feb. 12, 2019, 10:18 AM CST

Nearly four years after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the U.S., Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are attempting to turn back the clock with a bill aimed at banning gay marriage in the state.

The “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act,” which was first proposed in 2016, seeks to “defend natural marriage between one man and one woman regardless of any court decision to the contrary.” The bill, which was reintroduced on Friday, would deem the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges “unauthoritative, void, and of no effect.”

Introduced by Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton, both Republicans, the bill also prohibits government officials from facilitating same-sex marriages, and states that these officials cannot be arrested for disavowing court orders that recognize such unions.

Pody told NBC News that the Supreme Court “overstepped its authority” with the Obergefell decision. He claimed marriage is “a state issue, not a federal issue,” and therefore, he added, the 2015 ruling is “unconstitutional” and should be rectified.”



https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/tennessee-natural-marriage-defense-act-seeks-strip-gay-marriage-rights-n970596

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:18 PM

1. Don't those assholes have anything better to do?

I am a straight female, age 72. Not once in my life has gay marriage impacted my life negatively. I did however feel enormous pride, when gay people gained the right to openly live a life of dignity.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:33 PM

2. Behold Jerry. Methinks he's bleating a little too loudly.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:41 PM

4. Hmmmm ... if it quacks like a duck! ... n/t

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:39 PM

3. WTF is wrong with these people. IMO they are mentally unbalanced and seek targets to act out their

cruelty. They've been with humanity forever and never seem to develop into worthwhile beings, always targeting people for discrimination and persecution. It's common across all types of abuses/discrimination such as this.

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