Sunday, January 24, 2016

TN: GOP lawmakers claim they can negate the Supreme Court on gay marriage, with some religious arrogance


State representatives of Mark Pody (R) and Senator Mae beaver (R) want to negate the Supreme Court opinion on Obergefell, with a bill, related in a story on ThinkProgess by Zack Ford.  It’s called the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act”, HB1412, SB1437, here,

The legislators are acting as if they Texas Governor Ted Abbott’s “constitutional amendment” (Book reviews, Jan. 15) were enacted and states could nullify Supreme Court opinions.

The legislators were also religiously arrogant, speaking of the “unsaved”.

Ultimately, though, inequality leads to situations where the unmarried’s lives can become bargaining chips when sacrifices are really needed.

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