Tennessee judge upholds same-sex marriage ban

[JURIST] A Tennessee county judge has upheld [opinion, PDF] Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban, marking the first time a court has found the Constitution does not protect same-sex marriage since the Supreme Court’s decision overturning of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell Simmons Jr., of Kingston, Tennessee upheld the State’s Anti-Recognition Laws, Article XI Section 18 of Tennessee’s constitution [text, PDF] which prohibits the state from recognizing any out-of-state marriage other than a…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/tennessee-judge-upholds-same-sex-marriage-ban.php

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