TN lawmakers declare August 31st 'Traditional Marriage Day'

9:06 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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Tennessee state lawmakers decided to designate one day each year to celebrate what they call "traditional marriage." The state constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Last week, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate passed a resolution making August 31st "I Do For Life Traditional Marriage Day." The pastor behind the resolution says it's aimed at getting single men and women to take the next step and get married.

The Tennessee Equality Project is striking back with its own proclamation, declaring August 31st "Tennessee Marriage Equality Day" instead.

Because it's a resolution, not a bill, Governor Haslam does not have to sign it.

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