Senate Bill 83 was signed by the Governor on April 21st. Mothers have the right to breastfeed their children in public without the threat of the state's indecency laws. This law takes effect July 1st.
I sincerely hope that this is one small step towards more mothers choosing to breastfeed their children. May we all return to the root of our existence and find the normalcy in doing as Mother Nature and God intended. In hopes to extinguish the wildfire of childhood obesity and diabetic storms thrashing through Tennessee, I implore more mothers to not hide behind closed doors for fear that someone may (gasp!) see them feeding their child.
Thank you to all my readers who have followed this journey with me and taken part in this change. Thank you Sen. Faulk and Rep. Brooks for taking the time to address an issue that may seem so unimportant in the scope of our world today to most leaders. Thank you to my husband who listened to me relentlessly every step of the way. Thank you Shelly for allowing me to join with you. Most of all, thank you Smarmy, Bean and Monster for molding me to the mother I am today, I never would have imagined myself here today.