Marriage Equality Challenged in Tennessee
Marriage equality isn’t going so smoothly in Tennessee. Lawmakers have filed a bill trying to void the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, according to Channel 5 News in Nashville, Tenn.
Despite the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling on June 26, 2015 that same-sex couples have a legal right to marriage, two Tennessee lawmakers are fighting to make sure the high court’s ruling doesn’t count in Tennessee.
State Representative Mark Pody and State Senator Mae Beavers filed the “Natural Marriage Defense Act” on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Chris Sanders, chairman of the Tennessee Equality Project, said the bill will be struck down in court as soon as it is challenged.
“It’s not constitutional,” Sanders said of the bill. “It’s going to harm people and it’s an exercise in futility.”
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Sarah and Poppy’s Tennessee wedding / Photography: J.Woodbery Photography