Marriage Bill Under Debate

State lawmakers expected to debate a controversial bill that would require defiance of last year’s Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality. The “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act” seeks to recognize only unions between a man and woman. The bill directs officials to ignore the high court’s decision allowing gay marriage. A fiscal note says the bill, if enacted, could cost the State $8 Billion in with-held federal funds. The legislation is expected to be discussed during a committee meeting tomorrow.

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