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Tennessee Republican Party statement on Same Sex Marriage Decision

 

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage:

“Tennesseans overwhelmingly voted to define marriage as between one man and one woman. If a change was to be made, it should have been allowed to play out through the democratic process but, unfortunately, today’s judicial activism short-circuits that ability. While this has long been pushed by the Democrats’ agenda, the issue is far from settled.”

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Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini on Supreme Court’s historic ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges regarding the Constitutionality of Gay Marriage

 

Tennessee Democratic PartyNashville, TN – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement on today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage equality.

“With today’s decision we see that love and respect has triumphed and we rejoice knowing that every person has the right to marry the person they love. Today is a day that Democrats celebrate with those couples as they build strong families while securing a future for themselves, in Tennessee and across our nation.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Statements from Tennessee Senators Harris, Yarbro, Kyle on Marriage Equality

 

“Today will be remembered with tears of joy” in Tennessee

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements on today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states.

“I want to congratulate all of the couples in Tennessee who have waited so long for this day, when their state can recognize the love they share,” Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris said. “I want to congratulate all the people who can now look forward to a wedding day right here in their home state, and I want to congratulate the plaintiffs from Tennessee who worked so hard for this historic day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Role of religion in presidential campaign heads 2008 ‘Top Ten’ church-state stories

 

church-and-stateFrom radioactive clergy to media inquisitions, religion was a hot topic in this year’s race to the White House, according to editors of Church and State Magazine.

The role of religion in the presidential campaign tops the 2008 “Top Ten” list of top church-state stories, according to the editors of Church & State. The monthly magazine published by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is the nation’s only news periodical devoted exclusively to the intersection of religion and government.

Said Church & State publisher Barry W. Lynn, “It was a wild and crazy year. To tell you the truth, I’m glad it’s coming to a close. I’m hopeful 2009 will be a lot better.”

After studying the past 12 months of news, the editors selected the following 10 stories as the most important and most interesting church-state developments for the year. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Jason & Steven

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgSteven & Jason
Nashville, TN
1 year together

We met for the first time 9 years ago, and up until a year ago, we dated off and on. Last year, we decided to get serious. Not being able to get married worries us because we aren’t getting the same legal rights as everyone else. We can’t have the same insurance, and if something were to happen to either of us, a life insurance policy wouldn’t be able to help the other. We won’t be able to see each other in the hospital if something serious happens, and without a ton of legal documents and fees, we won’t be able to make decisions for the other if we need to.

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Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: David & John

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgThe story of John and David, togeather 22 years. Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans.

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Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Nancy & Joan

 

Vote no on 1 TNNancy & Joan from Madison, TN. Together for 18 years. Vote no on 1 Tennessee!

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Another view on Amendment 1

 

Vote no on 1 TNThis is in response to a Same-sex marriages open Pandora’s Box in the opinion section of The Leaf Chronicle which appearing on Saturday 8/26/06 on the subject of Amendment 1 by Beth Sabel. Here is my response to her letter.

“I was truly saddened to hear of your post on how you feel that this will “open Pandora’s Box.”

To amend the wording to state “one person and one person” would not change any stipulations on how many persons, which family members, or which species could marry. It would simply change the gender of the two persons marrying. «Read the rest of this article»

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The risks of amending the constitution to define marriage

 

ConstitutionThe constitution states that the Congress writes the laws; the Executive branch approves them, and then enforces them; the Judicial branch interprets the meaning of what they say. Another duty of the judicial branch of our government is to ensure that the laws which are written and passed by Congress then approved by the President are constitutional. «Read the rest of this article»

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