Marriages of three same-sex couples in Tenn. not recognized foll

Marriages of three same-sex couples in Tenn. not recognized following court ruling

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Dr. Sophy Jesty and Dr. Valeria Tanco make up one of the three couples suing the state. Dr. Sophy Jesty and Dr. Valeria Tanco make up one of the three couples suing the state.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Tennessee is no longer required to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples, following a federal appeals court ruling issued on Friday.

A federal judge forced the state to recognize the marriages of three couples in March while the case could be sorted out.

Dr. Sophy Jesty and Dr. Valeria Tanco make up one of the three couples suing the state to recognize their union.

The pair married in New York and filed the lawsuit against Tennessee in October, after moving to Knoxville.

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The state asked for a stay in the lawsuit. It was granted on Friday. 

The marriages will not be recognized while it lasts.


 
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