Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In divorce case, federal judge in Tennessee breaks "our" winning streak

While there was talk last week that the Sixth Circuit could end the “winning streak” for gay marriage, now a federal judge in Tennessee has upheld Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that the Supreme Court ruling in DOMA really did not address state powers to define marriage for their own, and he did not believe that the Full Faith and Credit clause required Tennessee to recognize marriages that could not have been performed in Tennessee itself.  The SCOTUS blog has an entry by Lyle Denniston on the ruling by Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. in Roane County, here  The case actually was a divorce case for ten men who had married (Borman v. Kyles-Borman), PDF link here.

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