Same-sex marriages in Tenn. case again invalid

I actually have a friend who recently went to another state (can’t recall at the moment which) to marry his husband. I fear that it won’t be recognized in the state where we live. 😦

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) β€” The marriages of three same-sex Tennessee couples who are suing the state have been invalidated, at least temporarily, by a federal appeals court panel.

The couples were married in other states but live in Tennessee, where the constitution and state law recognize only marriages between one man and one woman. In March, a U.S. district court judge in Nashville granted a temporary injunction, forcing the state to recognize the marriages of the three couples.

But on Friday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put the lower court’s order on hold because it says “the law in this area is so unsettled.” The court ordered that Tennessee’s appeal of the injunction receive an expedited hearing.

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