Tennessee House voted to make Bible as official state book

Apr 17, 2015 13:13 IST

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.


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