Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
 
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Republicans oppose bill to stop child marriages
A bill aimed at banning "child brides" in Tennessee is dead for the year after a former state senator who is a conservative activist asked it be delayed for fear it might interfere with his legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court'sruling on same-sex marriage. The Republican-led House Civil Justice Subcommittee moved the bill Wednesday to summer study, effectively killing for the year the legislation by Rep. Darren Jernigan, D-Nashville, that seeks to make marriage illegal for anyone under the age of 18. House Majority Leader Glen Casada, R-Franklin, later acknowledged he acted at the request of former state Sen. David Fowler, R-Signal Mountain, an attorney who is now head of the Family Action Council of Tennessee. It was one of two Democratic bills delayed at the request of Casada by the panel. The other was an unrelated bill banning bump stocks, devices used to make semi-automatic rifles operate as if they are fully automatic. That was delayed until the panel's last meeting. Fowler is challenging the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling which held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.


Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • Appropriations Committee considers the Farm Bill
  • Lots of new jobs in Tennessee
  • Cocke County man injured in dog attack
  • Jefferson crash injures three
  • THP beefs up enforcement

    Friday, May 25, 2018

  • Traffic...........Traffic
  • Indecent exposure arrests
  • Smokies lawsuit
  • April jobless numbers
  • Auto import tarriffs
  • Reward in Sevierville pedestrian death

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • Smelly South Highway 321
  • Hemp licenses available
  • Holiday travel

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Shelton pursuit and arrest
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Seat belts may be required on school buses

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  • Cocke Legislative Body
  • Memorial Day boating
  • NAFTA and tarriffs
  • Wallace in Newport on Saturday
  • Corker turns down ambassadorship
  • Immigration
  •    

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved