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Rep. Pody and Sen. Beavers file Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act
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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 17, 2015 -- State Representative Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) filed legislation today calling for Tennessee to defend current state law and the constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2006 specifying that only a marriage between a man and a woman can be legally recognized in the state. The “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act” rejects the Obergefell v.