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"Natural Marriage" Bill Fails In House Panel

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Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 23:38:36-05

A bill seeking to block the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage in Tennessee failed in a House subcommittee.

Representative Mike Pody's "Natural Marriage Defense Act" failed over concerns about nullifying federal rulings.

The legislature estimated the bill could cost the state more than eight billion dollars in federal aid if it ended up becoming a law.