Tennessee Constitution

Gay Marriage
7:25 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Same-Sex Couples Apply For Marriage Licenses In Three TN Counties

Credit brownpoliticalreview.com

 Four gay and lesbian couples approached county clerks' offices in Shelby, Davidson and Wilson Counties Wednesday to apply for a marriage license.  

Each couple was turned down, but none were surprised.  In fact, that was the idea.

The couples were taking the necessary first step toward a possible legal challenge of Tennessee's constitutional amendment that defines a legal marriage as "the relationship of one man and one woman."  In order to challenge the amendment, someone has to claim his or her rights were denied. 

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