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Tennessee governor signs bill allowing public officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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State lawmakers approved Tennessee House Bill 878 last week. The legislation states people “shall not be required to solemnize a marriage” if they refuse to doing so based on their “conscience or religious beliefs.” According to the Tennessee Legislature website, the governor signed the bill Wednesday. Lee has not publicly commented on the bill yet per his social media and his office’s website. The bill does not allow officials to deny marriage licenses to couples based on their beliefs but prevents officials from being required to solemnize a marriage. The...

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