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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:11 PM

Tennessee GOP kill bill to ban child marriage

Tennessee GOP kill bill to ban child marriage
BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 03/08/18 10:28 AM EST

State House Republicans in Tennessee on Wednesday effectively killed a bill to ban child marriages in an effort to bolster a conservative lawyer’s case against the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

The bill called for the state to ban marriages where one of the parties is under 18 years old.

House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R) was convinced to send the bill to summer study in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee after an email from attorney David Fowler, a former state senator, The Tennessean reported on Wednesday.

Summer study is a place where bills often die before they return for debate, effectively killing the bill’s chances to be passed.

"Basically, what has happened is the Family Action Council wants to continue to let 13-year-olds get married in the state at the sake of their court case against same-sex couples," Jernigan said. "It's disgraceful. I'm embarrassed for the State of Tennessee, and I can only pray that we bring this back next year and not let them get in the way."

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/377367-tennessee-gop-kill-ban-on-child-marriage

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:22 PM

1. Hmmm, so an old guy can marry a 13 year old in Tennessee, and it's perfectly OK?

Guess they like this. Yet the age of consent is 18, I guess. Strange.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:29 PM

2. As long as the geezer is a fine, upstanding, white Christian man...

...he can marry anyone of just about any age he wants to --of the opposite sex, that is.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

3. 13 YO girl with a 45 year YO husband

The GOP is alllllllll good with that folks!!!!!!

There's your fine moral go-to-church-every-Sunday republican party America!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:46 PM

4. Just one of those churchy things. Add in lots of psychological projection and also bash

gay marriage. Yep, the GOP loves this. It's good old morality at work, the GOP way. A bunch of lecherous creeps.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:51 PM

5. Its all a cover for PERVS!

Sick evil GOP scum!

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