On Wednesday, March 8th, FACT’s president, David Fowler, argued before the Court of Appeals in Nashville on behalf of the ministers and citizens who challenged the power of the Williamson County Clerk to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses in the absence of any new law authorizing their issuance. (Courts have no power to “replace” laws ruled unconstitutional.) The case is Grant v. Anderson. Judges Dinkins, Goldin, and McBrayer heard the oral arguments.

In this audio clip, listen to the key part of David Fowler’s conclusion to the oral argument asserting that the legal standard the judges apply to the claims of the parties must also be applied to the arguments of the county clerk.

David Fowler’s Rebuttal During Oral Arguments (March 8, 2017)