Bill Would Prevent Court Officials From Recognizing Same-Sex Unions

A new bill introduced into the Tennessee legislature that targets the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage would prohibit government officials from recognizing any court ruling that affirms LGBT unions, The Tennessean reports. Another provision in the bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton, requires the state attorney general to defend the proposal in any subsequent court challenges. On Friday, the Fiscal Review Committee released an analysis of the bill, known as a fiscal note, which found it “could jeopardize federal funding if it is determined the state is in noncompliance with federal law.”
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