• Source: Tennessee House
  • Watch Live Now: Hearing On Tennessee Bill That Would Void All Same-Sex Marriages

    Lawmakers are now holding a hearing on a highly unconstitutional anti-gay bill.

    Right now a Tennessee House subcommittee is holding a hearing on a bill that literally would declare "void" all marriages of same-sex couples. The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act "states the policy of Tennessee to defend natural marriage between one man and one woman regardless of any court decision to the contrary."

    Watch live by visiting the Tennessee House website, then click on the box that says "view event." 

    UPDATE:
    Some background: The bill is being sponsored by Tennessee Republican state Representative Mark Pody, who claims God talks to him personally and told him to file the legislation.

    As NCRM first reported, a state-required fiscal impact report found the legislation, should it become law, would cost the taxpayers of Tennessee $8.5 billion annually.

    Note: Follow the Tennessee Equality Project on Twitter for insight and updates, and because they're a good group of folks fighting an important fight. NCRM will provides updates as well.

    FINAL UPDATE: 
    Breaking: Tennessee Lawmakers Kill Bill That Would Void Same-Sex Marriage, Cost $8.5 Billion

    MORE:

    Supporters of Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Rally in Tennessee, Say ‘Cost of Tolerance is AIDS’

    GOP Lawmakers In Two Southern States File Bills Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To Forced Sterilization

    Watch: GOP Lawmaker Says God Personally Told Him To Be A 'Watchman' Warning Gay Marriage Is 'Wicked'

     

    This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

     

    Hat tip: Towleroad

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    • commented 2016-01-21 10:49:05 -0500
      He wants to obey the Evil Bible? Read on (this is just one sample):​
      Killing disobedient children commanded by God:
      MATTHEW 15:4 “For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’” http://biblehub.com/matthew/15-4.htm
      DEUTERONOMY 21:18-21 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother… then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones.”
      LEVITICUS 20:9 “Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.”
      - or even obedient children
      PSALMS 137:9 “Blessed shall he be who takes your infants and dashes them against the rock.”
      If you disobey the laws above, God demands cannibalism – you must eat your children:
      “If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”(Leviticus 26:27-30)

    • commented 2016-01-21 07:40:21 -0500
      Well bless his heart! He is a special kind of stupid!

    • commented 2016-01-20 17:54:08 -0500
      yeah, it’s a supreme court ruling, and you can’t void it. and if someone else’s sexuality bothers you, than you have something to hide about yourself

    • commented 2016-01-20 17:10:31 -0500

    • commented 2016-01-20 16:58:46 -0500
      You know, when people come before Social Security disability judges and say “God talks to me,” they tend to get declared as suffering mental disease and they qualify for disability payments.

      Mark Pody and George W. would both meet the listing criteria for disability because of mental disease or defect based on what they’re saying.

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