Last week the members of Tennessee’s Senate Education Committee were afraid to even discuss the so-called “bathroom bill” because it was too “controversial.” But the same could not be said this week for the members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee when it came to the matter of the equally controversial Natural Marriage Defense Act. Chairman Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) made sure the bill was fully debated by the committee in a civil fashion. Then the members amended it in a manner desired by natural marriage advocates and positioned the amended bill for debate next year if legal issues surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges are not resolved over the next few months by Tennessee’s court system. To learn more, read today’s blog post.
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