Tennessee welcomes you - unless you are gay

The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act  has died in committee. The bill’s author, Rep. Mark Pody claims that he and other Republicans in the Tennessee House will continue their efforts with a court challenge. He added:

I believe the committee members were all on board, and (I think) if the court case does not pan out, they would support this bill.

Just how dense is this guy? If the committee members were on board with something that is both unconstitutional and illegal; something that ignores over 200 years of precedent then they would not have killed the bill. What court case? If he attempts to mount one I suspect that I will be proven correct about Article III standing — something that Mr. Pody does not have. Pody is a life insurance guy. Does he even understand what standing means? He has to demonstrate how he has been injured by same-sex marriage and that reversing Obergefell is the only remedy. Go for it! God wants your expenditures.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.