FACT Report: August 7, 2013

Will Tennessee Politicians Stand for Marriage? (August 7, 2013)

A federal court ruling last week in Ohio is going to reveal a lot about the political courage of Tennessee’s state officials.

That ruling, if upheld by the Court of Appeals and applied to Tennessee’s constitution, means that homosexual couples residing in Tennessee who go to another state to get married would, upon their return, have to be treated as married under Tennessee law, even though over 80% of Tennessee voters supported a state constitutional amendment saying that such marriages are not valid here.

The question is whether our Attorney General will submit a brief to the court of appeals to defend our definition of marriage?  And if he doesn’t, will our Governor and state legislators insist that the Speakers of the state House and Senate defend it, as allowed by law? Keep listening. We’ll let you know.

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Read more about this issue in David Fowler’s recent commentary, Will Tennessee Politicians Stand for Marriage?