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  Tennessee's 'Natural Marriage Defense Act' is making a comeback, would prohibit same-sex weddings
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Last EditedRP  Feb 11, 2019 10:42am
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AuthorNatalie Allison
News DateFriday, February 8, 2019 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAfter failing to advance last session, Republicans have again filed legislation to keep Tennessee from permitting same-sex marriages, a bill officials previously estimated could cost the state more than $9 billion in federal funding.

Known as the "Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act," the bill by Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, states that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage is void in Tennessee because the state has already passed its own law and constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.
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