Tennessee governor signs law allowing for public officials to refuse to perform wedding ceremonies that violate conscience
· Feb 25, 2024 · NottheBee.com

We should call this the Kim Davis law.

Tennessee's governor Bill Lee signed a law this week that would allow for public officials to refuse to perform same-sex "wedding" ceremonies, and presumably other wedding ceremonies, if their conscience doesn't allow for it.

This is a common-sense law and should be the rule everywhere, but we know from Kim Davis in Kentucky after Obergefell that The Left is going to absolutely freak out over this.

The measure, HB 878, is less than half a page-long and simply states that public officials 'shall not be required to solemnize a marriage."'Those who can newly refuse include judges, county clerks and government officials. The law went into effect immediately on Wednesday.

Critics have said that the measure was crafted with the intention of allowing government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Religious figures in the state have previously been permitted to refuse to marry same-sex couples.

Public employees in Tennessee are now protected from violating their religious beliefs and have their religious rights officially protected by law.

Of course, same-sex "marriages" are still allowed in Tennessee, and every state, thanks to Obergefell, this law simply protects religious folks from having to violate their conviction in order to perform these ceremonies.

This law that critics say are an attack on LGBT people is meant to protect public officials from having their lives destroyed like Kim Davis in Kentucky who just this year lost another legal battle and is on the hook for more than a quarter million in legal fees.

Good on Tennessee!

Every red state needs to pass this same exact law.

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