Sunday, January 12, 2020

Fowler opposes same-sex marriage
The lawyer for a socially conservative organization has sent a letter to all 95 Tennessee county clerks and the governor arguing they are violating the state's constitution by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In fact the US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional, and it outweighs the state constitution. David Fowler, of the Family Action Council of Tennessee's Constitutional Government Defense Fund, said in the letter the state's clerks are violating the Tennessee Constitution, which holds that "the relationship of one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state". Fowler says his clients face a "grave civil rights issue" of conscience and with the First Amendment following the US Supreme Court ruling. In response, Tennessee Equality Project President Chris Sanders said Fowler's letter is part of an effort to defy the U.S. Constitution. He says "Marriage equality is equal protection of the laws and it is the law of the land." State Attorney General Herbert Slatery has opined that Tennessee must follow the decision in spite of the apparent contradiction with the state's constitution. Fowler, a former state senator, has filed multiple lawsuits against Tennessee counties arguing that the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage invalidated all state marriage laws.

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