TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 1, 2015

Nearly half of the Republican members of the state House of Representatives met yesterday to begin discussing a possible legislative response to last week’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation. The group reached no consensus, but the discussion ranged broadly — from a special legislative session to try to ensure that clergy, public officials who perform marriages and wedding vendors are “protected” from discrimination lawsuits — to the possibility of Tennessee joining a multistate effort to try to reverse the ruling via a federal constitutional amendment. The Commercial Appeal has the story.