Carter kills marriage bill, fearing ‘extremity’ of mild means of lawful resistance

print By David Tulis A former Hamilton County judge played a part in wrecking an effort to get state government to obey the constitution. Rep. Mike Carter of Ooltewah in a 4-1 subcommittee vote helped deny a larger hearing for the Tennessee Natural Defense Marriage Act that would have emboldened the general assembly to reassert its government over marriage and obey the state government’s supreme authority. In 2006 the people amended their constitution to declare marriage as between one man and one woman. Rep. Carter opposes the Obergefell v. Hodges opinion of June that declares marriage to be within the … Continue reading Carter kills marriage bill, fearing ‘extremity’ of mild means of lawful resistance