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Court tells Tennessee lawmakers to mind their own business in state's first same-sex divorce

Jamie Satterfield, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee • Mar 29, 2018 at 10:16 AM

A state appellate court had a message this week for Tennessee lawmakers trying to become legally involved in a same-sex couple’s divorce – butt out.

In an opinion authored by Tennessee Court of Appeals Chief Judge D. Michael Swiney, the court turned aside a push by 52 state representatives and 19 state senators to have a legal say in a Knox County divorce case — now settled — between Sabrina Witt and Erica Witt.

The court also ordered the lawmakers to foot the bill for the appeal.

Read more from our media partners at The Tennessean.

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