Same-Sex Marriage Suffers A Legal Setback In Tennessee

A state court trial judge in Tennessee has become the first jurist to rule that a state law ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional since the Supreme Court's decision in , breaking a streak of judicial opinions on the issue that had lasted for nearly fourteen months. Full Story
lgbt is silly

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 13, 2014
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"Neither the Federal Government nor another state should be allowed to dictate to Tennessee what has traditionally been a state's responsibility,” Simmons wrote.

“It is refreshing to find a judge who is willing to apply the federal constitution as it is and not reinterpret the constitution so as to redefine marriage,” said Brown in blog post.“Judge Russell Simmons is exactly correct when he says that there is nothing about the US Supreme Court's Windsor decision that would invalidate the right of Tennessee voters to define marriage as one man and one woman or require the state to recognize a same-sex ceremony performed in another state.”

“SCOTUS will Rule in June for”

Since: Aug 08

MARRIAGE EQUALITY:-)

#3 Aug 17, 2014
This really ISN'T a setback at all and Tennessee will fall just like the other states........all this shows is that there is still more work to be done!!!
Huck

Anonymous Proxy

#7 Aug 18, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>It's a pretty awesome feeling to know that gays have that much power. LOL!
What do expect when we have a President that has spent the last 7 years doing nothing at all but lie, kiss up to 1.6% of the population and push the gay agenda on this country and the world.
Emporer of the Gaylaxy

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Aug 25, 2014
lgbt is silly wrote:
Quote:
"Neither the Federal Government nor another state should be allowed to dictate to Tennessee what has traditionally been a state's responsibility,” Simmons wrote.
“It is refreshing to find a judge who is willing to apply the federal constitution as it is and not reinterpret the constitution so as to redefine marriage,” said Brown in blog post.“Judge Russell Simmons is exactly correct when he says that there is nothing about the US Supreme Court's Windsor decision that would invalidate the right of Tennessee voters to define marriage as one man and one woman or require the state to recognize a same-sex ceremony performed in another state.”
I'll let you in on a little secret; Sherlock
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The Tennessee judge didn't do his homework
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These very same voters who voted AGAINST gay rights in Chattanooga voted FOR Federal Government control of marriage in 1996 when they passed the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
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So the states and their voters don't have diddly to say about marriage anymore
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They voted away their rights to define marriage in 1996

“SCOTUS will Rule in June for”

Since: Aug 08

MARRIAGE EQUALITY:-)

#13 Aug 25, 2014
The Rogue wrote:
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Don't gamble on that. Do you see the three negative, disagreeing judgements above your post? Sure, that's only one person you say.
Negative icons given to a comment on topix's means NOTHING with regards to Gays and Lesbians going ANYWHERE in the REAL world!!!

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#25 Nov 5, 2014
add ---- for now...... at the end of the topic title above.

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