Tennessee House voted to make Bible as official state book
The lawmakers voted 55-38 in favor of Rep. Jerry Sexton's original Bill, despite questions of constitutionality of the Bill.
The Tennessee House of Representatives on 16 April 2015 voted to make Andrew Jackson's Bible as the official book of Tennessee, a US state. Now, the Bill will go to Senate for being passed and if it is passes in Senate then it will become an Official book of the state.
The lawmakers voted 55-38 in favor of Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton's original Bill, despite questions of constitutionality of the Bill.
House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, was one of 20 Republicans to vote against the GOP-led effort. Only six Democrats voted in favor of the bill, while 6 people including House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh abstained from voting.