Sunday, March 19, 2006
Tennessee Supreme Court To Decide Whether Proposed Anti-Gay Amendment to State Constitution Should Remain on Ballot
The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear whether a proposed anti-gay marriage amendment to that state’s Constitution should be pulled from the November ballot. Last month, a lower court judge ruled that the matter should remain. The issue before the court is whether voters were given an appropriate legally required notice about the amendment. Oral arguments are scheduled for June with a decision expected several weeks after that. Same-sex marriages in Tennessee are contrary to existing law, however, the opponents of gay marriage want strengthen that ban by amending the state constitution. Source: Sheila Burke, Tennessean.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 19, 2006, reo).