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Quoted in Tennessee Passes 'Natural and Ordinary Meaning' Bill Which Will Strip Rights From Same-Sex Couples, Women. (The New Civil Rights Movement, 4/28/2017)
Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that would effectively disenfranchise same-sex couples and women in areas including marriage and adoption, but easily might extend to property laws and other areas. The bill, if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it into law, would require the government to use the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words not specifically defined in laws, which might sound reasonable, but it's not.