Resolution recognizing Tennessee’s rights under the 10th Amendment and urges Congress to return the definition of marriage back to the states and restrain the federal judiciary.
Resolutions such as these are important to reassert concepts of federalism and state sovereignty that have been minimized in recent years due to executive actions, poor legislating, and judicial activism.
It also serves as an important reminder to our representatives in Congress to defend the laws and interests of the citizens of Tennessee.
The federal judiciary is assuming far more power than it has been granted, it is vital that the people and the states send a message urging the courts to use restraint in their rulings.
Passed the Senate 24-1 and the House 75-19. Signed by Gov. Haslam.