Two Tennessee state lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that seeks to void the Supreme Court's ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage in all 50 states.

According to its authors, Rep. Mark Pody and Senator Mae Beavers, both Republicans, the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act would void the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges and continue to define marriage in Tennessee as solely a heterosexual union.

“Natural marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee remains the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary,” the bill (House Bill 1412) states.

“Any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including Obergefell v. Hodges, is unauthoritative, void and of no effect.”

The bill's unveiling coincided with a “Religious Liberty Rally” held at the State Capitol in Nashville.

“We're going to tell the attorney general, he will defend marriage in Tennessee as it is written on our constitution,” Beavers told the crowd, estimated at 400 people.

The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes in January.