- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam The Thursday vetoed a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee (USA).
- the legislation was approved by a narrow margin in both houses of the General Assembly of Tennessee.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam The Thursday vetoed a bill to making the Bible the official book of Tennessee , as published several digital media.
the legislation was approved by a narrow margin in both chambers of the Assembly General of Tennessee.
the promoters of this law understood that sought to honor the historical contributions of the Bible without it would mean a government endorsement of religion .
However, secretary of state Justice warned that the bill would violate both the federal Constitution and the state , and many lawmakers were uncomfortable with putting the scriptures next to other official symbols like the salamander, the insect in agriculture or stone state.
the legislature shall not enter into recess until next week, so would be enough time for project supporters try to override the veto , which requires only simple majorities in both chambers.