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Lee signs marriage law criticised by LGBTQ+ group

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Chaplains, notaries public, judges and others who don't want to perform a marriage ceremony in Tennessee don't have to under a law signed by Gov. Bill Lee. Proponents said that law, signed Wednesday, codified what had always been assumed — and that among other benefits, it allowed those authorized to solemnize a marriage to decide if they want to do so without fear of being sued. But to LGBTQ+ activists, the law has discriminatory potential, while other critics said it was a waste of time or courted a lawsuit. In...

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