In a brave move, a bill has been introduced in Tennessee which defies the Supreme Court opinion on homosex marriage. The bill declares that marriage between one man and one woman “remains the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary. Any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including Obergefell v. Hodges, is unauthoritative, void and of no effect.”
Though a resolution would have been sufficient , the bill is worded well and should be supported by all lawmakers in Tennessee. Pressure will have to be placed on Governor Haslam and Attorney General Slatery (both Republicans) who have decided to hide behind the fiction that “the Supreme Court has ruled – all I can do is obey.”
This bill provides every American the opportunity to to take the bill to their legislators in their state and propose the same – either ask why isn’t this being done here or declare this must be done here.
* These bills are early drafts subject to finalization in the weeks to come.