Tennessee Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Jarod Word on Feb 12, 2019

Tennessee lawmakers are again taking on same-sex marriages, The Tennessean reports. Sponsored by by Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station), HB1369/SB1282 — known as the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act — would prohibit government officials from recognizing any court ruling that affirms same-sex unions, prevent them from being arrested for noncompliance of those orders and require the Tennessee attorney general to defend the state's law on marriage in any resulting court challenge. Legislation of this nature has been introduced multiple times since the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, most recently failing to advance in the last legislative session.