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Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act (HB 1412)

This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2016


State

Tennessee

Number

HB 1412

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 12, 2016

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.capitol.tn.gov

HB 1412 would require the state of Tennessee to defend natural marriage as between one man and one woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary. Under this bill, the attorney general and reporter would be required to defend any state or local government official from any lawsuit regarding the official’s recognition of natural marriage as defined by this section.

Under this bill, state or local agencies or officials would not be able to enforce any court order that has the effect of violating Tennessee’s laws protecting natural marriage or levy upon the property or arrest the person of any government official or individual who does not comply with any unlawful court order regarding natural marriage within Tennessee.

STATUS

Companion bill to SB 1437.

Based on model legislation drafted by the Liberty Counsel.


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