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Friday, March 09, 2018

Child marriage ban could be revived
Tennessee House Republicans have reversed their decision and will reconsider a bill that would ban child marriages in Tennessee. Republicans had killed the bill, sponsored by Democrats, by sending it to summer study session. The move to kill the legislation came after an email was received from former state Sen. David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee. Fowler argued that passing the ban on child marriages could interfere with a lawsuit he filed to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage. But after media reports outlining a loophole in Tennessee law that gives judges discretion to grant marriage licenses with no minimum age limit, Republicans had a change of heart. "So, with that fact given, we are going to revisit these limits on what a judge in Tennessee can do on marrying children in our state," said Republican chair Glen Casada.


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