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FACT Report: Legislative Showdown With the Attorney General

Two weeks ago, a state judge ruled that he could rewrite a statute expressly governing a husband and a wife so that it applied to a wife and a wife.

A number of Tennessee legislators were hopping mad, but particularly with the attorney general. He had helped convince the judge that the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex “marriage” decision now requires judges to rewrite the state’s family law statutes in a way that makes the words “husband” and “wife” interchangeable.

Judges increasingly hold good laws unconstitutional, but now the attorney general is arguing that they can just rewrite them instead of striking them down.

A number of legislators are growing increasingly tired of being represented by an attorney general who does not respect the legislative branch. Look for a showdown next session between the Legislature and the attorney general.

The FACT Report, featured on several conservative radio stations, is a weekly one-minute audio commentary about a political or cultural issue affecting Tennesseans.

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