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Tennessee is living up to its Bible Belt reputation.

Lawmakers in the Volunteer State gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state's official book on Monday.

After a 19-8 vote in the state Senate, the bill will now go the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam.

Haslam has stated that he opposes the measure but hasn't said whether he'll issue a veto.

Opponents of the bill - the first of its kind in the U.S. - assert that it violates a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship."

Supporters say the bill is aimed at recognizing the Bible for its historical and cultural contributions to the state, rather than as government endorsement of religion.

Watch Abby Huntsman's report above, and let us know what you think in the comments.


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