Tag Archives: Mark Pody

Tennessee GOP Bill Allows Fathers To Block Abortions

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Tennessee lawmakers have filed legislation which would allow fathers of an unborn child to petition the court if the mother of their child is planning an abortion. SB494/HB1079 is sponsored by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) in their respective chambers. An injunction stopping the woman from having an abortion would …

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TN Reps Again Seek To Make Bible Official State Book

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Two Tennessee representatives introduced a bill that would make the Holy Bible Tennessee’s official state book. Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton introduced HB2778/SB2696 on Feb. 5. This isn’t the first time Tennessee has seen such a proposal — Former Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a similar bill in April 2016. At the time, Haslam …

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Tennessee GOP Tries Again To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

The Tennessean reports: After failing to advance last session, Republicans have again filed legislation to keep Tennessee from permitting same-sex marriages, a bill officials previously estimated could cost the state more than $9 billion in federal funding. Known as the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act,” the bill by Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, states that …

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Dead For Session

The Associated Press reports: A watered-down version of a bill that took aim at Tennessee’s recognition of gay marriages is dead for the year. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted Wednesday to stop considering the bill by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon until next year. The bill would have required the state attorney general to defend county or city …

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TENNESSEE: Bathroom Bill Dies In State Senate

The Tennessean reports: The bathroom bill, at least for this session, is dead in the Senate. Reintroduced by Sen. Mae Beavers [photo], the controversial bill, which would have required students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex listed on their birth certificate, failed to receive a proper motion from the members the Senate Education Committee on …

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TENNESSEE: GOP Lawmakers Flee Protesters At Presser For Bill To Defy SCOTUS On Obergefell [VIDEO]

Nashville’s CBS affiliate reports: A press conference was abruptly ended when protesters began shouting and yelling over the Republican lawmakers speaking at the podium. State Representative Mark Pody (R–Lebanon) and State Senator Mae Beavers (R–Mt. Juliet) held the press conference to discuss the recently proposed “Bathroom Bill” and “Defense of Marriage Act.” The room was full of people who, at …

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TENNESSEE: State Rep. Mark Pody Says God Told Him To Draft Bill To “Void” Obergefell Ruling [VIDEO]

Under the direct orders of White Jesus, GOP Tennessee state Rep. Mark Pody has drafted a bill to “nullify” the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling as “unauthoritative and void.” Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Pody declared that, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, God told him that he was called to be a watchman, tasked with warning …

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