A Tennessee bill is aimed at excluding same-sex couples from proposed common law marriage contracts. Social media posts misleadingly claim the bill would allow child marriage and “legalize pedophilia.” The bill initially omitted a minimum age, but was amended on April 6 to say individuals must be at least 18 years old.
Stories by Sydney Nixon
Former Undergraduate Fellow, FactCheck.org
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Preserve America PAC
Conservative super PAC using ads about law and order to support President Donald Trump.