Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tennessee Recognizes Marriage for All Regardless of Citizenship Status

News report from Tennessee

"For the first time in a decade, immigration status won't stop couples from obtaining marriage licenses in Davidson County and marrying anywhere in Tennessee. Counties across the state could follow suit depending on the outcome of the Nashville case that sparked the policy change. Davidson County Clerk John Arriola switched direction Thursday after a state attorney general's opinion sided with a couple who sued him for refusing to issue a marriage license based on the prospective groom's lack of documents. Since at least 1998, county clerks in Tennessee asked for a Social Security card, or, failing in that, a valid passport and visa. "This is a very big deal," Nashville immigration lawyer Linda Rose said. "This is very good news for the immigrant community because now it restores a fundamental right. … It gives due respect and credit to the institution of marriage.""

Good news for those truly devoted to family values!



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I feel that immigration would not stop for marriage licenses.It should not do such because most of they staying out would like to take they family there,if the immigration try to avoid them.Then there will be a big problem.
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Posted by: synjones | Aug 11, 2008 5:40:31 AM

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