A past MTSU poll showed that 64 percent of Tennesseans oppose "allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally." With that information in hand, we recently asked State Representative Dr. Bryan Terry about the marriage laws...
The ruling leaves intact marriage amendments in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Tennessee case involved two men who 'married' in Iowa four years ago and now wish to receive approval in Tennessee to get a legal divorce from one another.
"In a day when so many politicians blow with the wind on the issues, the people of Tennessee should be grateful for the 17 state senators and 37 state representatives who, by the brief filed on their behalf, have publicly expressed their support for Tennessee’s laws defining marriage and the vote of 81% of the voters in 2006 for that definition."
The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office claims they are appealing a federal decision forcing Tennessee to recognize same sex marriages of three couples.
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