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Billdata Timeline
19.01.2021
introduction, reading-1: House
Filed for introduction
08.02.2021
introduction: House
Intro., P1C.
08.02.2021
introduction, reading-1: Senate
Filed for introduction
10.02.2021
referral-committee: House
Assigned to s/c Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee
10.02.2021
referral-committee: House
P2C, ref. to Civil Justice Committee
10.02.2021
introduction: Senate
Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
11.02.2021
: Senate
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
11.01.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
26.01.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
27.01.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
02.02.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
09.02.2022
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
14.02.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
16.02.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
16.02.2022
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
17.02.2022
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
22.02.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
23.02.2022
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
02.03.2022
: House
Placed on s/c cal Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee for 3/9/2022
02.03.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
09.03.2022
: House
Def. to Summer Study in Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee
09.03.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
09.03.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/15/2022
14.03.2022
: House
Placed on s/c cal Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee for 3/16/2022
15.03.2022
: Senate
Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 3/16/2022
16.03.2022
: House
Placed on s/c cal Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee for 3/23/2022
16.03.2022
: House
Action Def. in s/c Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee to 3/23/2022
16.03.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/22/2022
16.03.2022
: Senate
Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 3/22/2022
16.03.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/16/2022
22.03.2022
: Senate
Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 6, Nays 3 PNV 0
23.03.2022
: House
Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 3/30/2022
23.03.2022
referral-committee: House
Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Civil Justice Committee
24.03.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
29.03.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) withdrawn.
29.03.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
29.03.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar for 3/31/2022
30.03.2022
: House
Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 4/6/2022
30.03.2022
: House
Action def. in Civil Justice Committee to 4/6/2022
31.03.2022
: Senate
Senate Reset on calendar for 4/7/2022
05.04.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar for 4/7/2022
06.04.2022
: House
Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 4/13/2022
06.04.2022
: House
Action def. in Civil Justice Committee to 4/13/2022
06.04.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
07.04.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) withdrawn.
07.04.2022
: Senate
Senate Reset on calendar for 4/14/2022
12.04.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar for 4/14/2022
13.04.2022
: House
Sponsor(s) withdrawn.
13.04.2022
: House
Def. to Summer Study in Civil Justice Committee
14.04.2022
: Senate
Senate Reset as final bill on final calendar 2022
26.04.2022
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar 2 for 4/27/2022
27.04.2022
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 3 - SA0926)
27.04.2022
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 2 - SA0868)
27.04.2022
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 1 - SA0709)
27.04.2022
: Senate
Refer to Senate Cal. Comm.
28.04.2022
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
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Vote NO on HB233 on March 9

Please, vote NO on HB233 in the Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee on March 9.

The bill will be amended to delete Tennessee's marriage license process and replace it with a registration process. It is an attempt to side-step the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision.

First, it doesn't matter how many legal backflips are contained in the whereas clauses. If these new marriages envisaged by the bill are registered with the county and the State of Tennessee, the Fourteenth Amendment still applies. That means that the State and county cannot deny equal protection of the law and that is what the courts will find. This bill would be struck down if it is used to deny a marriage to a same-sex couple.

Second,  the far-reaching changes to our marriage license laws in this bill have not been adequately vetted. We don't know all the areas of family law it might affect. I urge you to ask as many questions as possible about this new marriage scheme. How does it affect divorce law, inheritance, adoption, etc.?

Thank you for considering my views.

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This bill is a convoluted sneak attack on marriage equality.

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Mike Stewart Representative

Torrey Harris Representative

John Gillespie Representative

Andrew Farmer Representative

Rick Eldridge Representative

Rush Bricken Representative

Mary Littleton Representative

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  • This is a convoluted scheme for discrimination.
  • This is a sneak attack on marriage equality.