Monday, October 28, 2013
Four same-sex couples have filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee, arguing the state’s refusal to recognize their legal marriages from other states violates their constitutional rights.
The couples claim they deserve the same rights as opposite-sex married couples in Tennessee. The couples hope to have their marriages recognized in Tennessee so they can proceed with the next step, which is having same-sex marriage legalized in Tennessee.
See Brian Haas, 4 Same-Sex Couples Sue TN for Not Recognizing Their Marriages, The Tennessean, Oct. 21, 2013.