FACT Report: March18, 2014

Gay Marriage Comes to Tennessee (March 18, 2014)

Last Friday federal Judge Aleta Trauger ruled that Tennessee had to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples who married in another state and moved here.  In doing so the judge clearly signaled her intent to continue the war by unelected federal judges on the rights of states and the citizens of that state to set its own policies regarding marriage.

In stating her intent to require Tennessee to recognize same sex marriages performed out of state, Judge Trauger only got one thing right – that her ruling will thwart “democratically enacted laws” that were “overwhelmingly” approved by 80% of Tennessee voters.

If Judge Trauger continues on her present course and strikes down Tennessee’s marriage law, the cultural landscape in our state will change dramatically, affecting Christian business owners and what we teach in our public schools.

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Read more about this issue in David Fowler’s recent statement on the ruling.