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    Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples

    Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples
    Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples


    In October three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit asking the state to recognize their marriages that had been performed in states where gay marriage is legal. The four couples taking part in the suit were living and had been married in New York or California but had moved to Tennessee."At this point, all signs indicate that, in the eyes of the United States Constitution, the plaintiffs' marriages will be placed on an equal footing with those of heterosexual couples and that proscriptions against same-sex marriage will soon become a footnote in the annals of American history," Judge Aleta Trauger wrote in the order.
    Friday's U.S. District Court ruling applies only to these three couples.Nashville lawyer Abby Rubenfeld, who represents the couples, cheered the legal win and said it was a good first step toward total equality for all same-sex married couples in Tennessee.
    Back-ups:
    UPDATE: Federal judge says Tennessee must recognize same-sex mar - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports
    Federal judge orders Tenn. to recognize 3 same-sex marriages - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee
    Tennessee must recognize marriages of 3 same-sex couples -judge | Reuters
    Federal Judge: Same-Sex Marriage Legal For Three Tennessee Couples
    Federal judge rules Tenn. must recognize 3 same-sex marriages | Fox News



    Just another little chip and nail in the coffin of bigotry, inequality and or discrimination!

    This is another FEDERAL ruling but only a prelim for now and it seems like the Tenn. AG will appeal to SCOTUS once he loses which i hope he does so much.

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    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
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    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
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    Maryland - January 1, 2013
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    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
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    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    Utah – December 20. 2013 Currently Stayed and will be ruled on with OK)
    Oklahoma - Currently Stayed and will be ruled on with UT)
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Kentucky - February 2/14/14 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages) which will lead to their ban being defeated
    Virginia - February 2/14/14 (Stayed)
    Texas - February 2/26/2014 (pending 10th Circuit Court of Appeals)
    Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective

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    Idaho
    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
    Mississippi
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    North Carolina
    Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
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    Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming)
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin

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    Arkansas (Decision Pending and 2016 ballot)
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    Nevada
    Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that Ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.

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    Re: Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples

    I support legalization of gay marriage, but these recent spate of court cases are disgusting to me. These judges should run for legislative office if they want to make up new laws and stop using the court bench to do it. Any notion that a 19th Century amendment was in any way intended to be interpreted as mandating a legal redefinition of one of the oldest social institutions in history is ridiculous. Before anyone pipes in to argue against the whole original intent argument, you have to ask yourself what value the constitution actually has if unelected officials with no term limits can make it say whatever the hell they want it to say without any regard for the legislatures or popular votes. What we are seeing is ideologues treating the Constitution like so much used toilet paper. Honestly, it is hard for me to not see this as a deliberately engineered political event.
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    Re: Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples

    The 14th amendment was meant to apply to everything. Equal protection under the law means all laws. Not just a few that people had in mind 150 years ago. All.

    This contest is already over. There will be another supreme court case in a few years, and it will result in national protection for same sex couples. That's really all there is to it. The nation has decided, and the courts are responding. Working as intended.
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    Re: Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I support legalization of gay marriage, but these recent spate of court cases are disgusting to me. These judges should run for legislative office if they want to make up new laws and stop using the court bench to do it. Any notion that a 19th Century amendment was in any way intended to be interpreted as mandating a legal redefinition of one of the oldest social institutions in history is ridiculous. Before anyone pipes in to argue against the whole original intent argument, you have to ask yourself what value the constitution actually has if unelected officials with no term limits can make it say whatever the hell they want it to say without any regard for the legislatures or popular votes. What we are seeing is ideologues treating the Constitution like so much used toilet paper. Honestly, it is hard for me to not see this as a deliberately engineered political event.
    well its a good thing no "new laws" have been made so your worry is all for not, your while post seems to be pure fallacy not support by any facts but just feelings and opinions. Now of course you are more than welcome to these feelings and opinions but I see no FACTUAL writing of new laws or treating the constitution like toilet paper.

    That aside

    I can totally understand how one can "support" something but not want rules or laws broken to do so, FOr example, i myself would and do totally support abortion being limited to 20 weeks like many states have done but i dont support the states doing it by themselves because it violated RvW and individual rights.

    SO my question is about your support fo equal rights for gays.

    WHat do you want done? Why do you think they should have equal rights etc.

    SInce i dont want to ASSume anything, Please describe for me your position and vision on gay rights?
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    Re: Judge recognizes gay marriages of 3 Tennessee couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I support legalization of gay marriage, but these recent spate of court cases are disgusting to me. These judges should run for legislative office if they want to make up new laws and stop using the court bench to do it. Any notion that a 19th Century amendment was in any way intended to be interpreted as mandating a legal redefinition of one of the oldest social institutions in history is ridiculous. Before anyone pipes in to argue against the whole original intent argument, you have to ask yourself what value the constitution actually has if unelected officials with no term limits can make it say whatever the hell they want it to say without any regard for the legislatures or popular votes. What we are seeing is ideologues treating the Constitution like so much used toilet paper. Honestly, it is hard for me to not see this as a deliberately engineered political event.
    This is precisely why we have courts, if the legislative has the power to remove rights from people or groups then you're just going to find yourself in the tyranny of the majority. The courts are the reason why the minority still has their rights.

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