The bill argues that Tennessee doesn’t have to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
Fox17 reports that Senator Mae Beavers (right) and Representative Mark Pody (above right) managed to speak for less than two minutes before being confronted by the angry audience.
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When confronted by an actual, real, live homosexual (above left), Pody is seen to be utterly flummoxed.
Senator Mae Beavers and Represent Pody walked out of the conference in less than 3 minutes w/o listening to any protesters! Cowards!
— Chris Mitchell (@Nickelbugmusic) February 15, 2017
So many opponents started disrupting the press conference both lawmakers ended it early only to be chased down the hall by those demonstrators.
“Some kind of Christian you are you won’t allow someone else to have equal rights under God with you,” one demonstrator said.
Among the people in the crowd were Ann and Darlene Jacobs-Anderson.
The same-sex couple told Fox 17 news they should not have to fight for their marriage that came after the Supreme Court decision..
“I pay my taxes and they say my marriage isn’t valid,” Ann Jacobs-Anderson said. “Who are they who are they to say my marriage isn’t valid.”
Sen. Beavers said the bathroom bill is needed to protect students at school. She also said the marriage bill is necessary to protect the Tennessee Constitution that prohibits gay marriage.
“I don’t feel like this is something the Supreme Court should’ve even take up, and I believe in State sovereignty and I believe in the ability of Tennessee to write their own Constitution,” Beavers said.
Protesters then chased Beavers and Pody to their offices.
BREAKING: Protesters Shout Down State Rep. Mark Pody and Sen. Mae Beavers Press Conference https://t.co/kZfyu17hxb pic.twitter.com/UIGYYtFUI6
— Tennessee Star (@TheTNStar) February 16, 2017
Beavers and Pody have also sponsored a bill that would require transgender students to use the restrooms of their birth sex.
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