Gay Marriage

Dialogue
9:57 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Dialogue: Gay Marriage In Tennessee

Val Tanco, left, and Sophy Jesty with their daughter Emilia
Credit freedomtomarry.org

Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty were married three years ago in New York, a state where their same-sex marriage is legally recognized.  Then they moved to Tennessee, a state where it’s not.  Their legal challenge to Tennessee’s gay marriage law is part of a national movement changing the conversation about

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Gay Marriage
4:30 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Tennessee Marriage Law Faces Important Challenge Today

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

Gay marriage advocates are expected to pack a Cincinnati courtroom today as attorneys from Tennessee and three other states attempt to make the case that their respective state laws against gay marriage are unconstitutional.

In an unusual move, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will allow attorneys from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee to plead their cases back-to-back. 

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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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