Saturday, March 15 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-03-15 17:32:35 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A federal judge ordered Tennessee state officials Friday to recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger said in a written memorandum thatMore >
A federal judge ordered Tennessee state officials Friday to recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples.More >
(WMC-TV) - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked a federal judge to pull a recent order requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples.
Despite a 2006 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in Tenn., U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger proceeded with the preliminary injunction Friday.
According to the Associated Press, Haslam and state Attorney General Robert Cooper filed a motion Tuesday. It says overturning the law without an appeals court reviewing the case "frustrates the will of the people of Tennessee."
"Our eventual hope is that the state grants the same right to all citizens regardless of gender, and that everyone be offered the same dignity under the law," said Thom Kostura, who is married to Army reservist Ijpe DeKoe.
Trauger wrote Friday, "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."
Copyright 2014 WMC-TV. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >