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Federal judge: Same-sex marriage legal for some Tennessee couples

March 14th, 2014 4:48 pm by Heidi Hall, The Tennessean

Federal judge: Same-sex marriage legal for some Tennessee couples

A federal judge in Nashville has granted a preliminary injunction against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

A lawsuit was filed in behalf of three couples who were wed in marriage-recognition states where they lived but, when they moved to Tennessee, found their vows were irrelevant. Today’s ruling only applies to these three couples.

“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,” wrote Judge Aleta Trauger in the order.

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