BY SHADEE ASHTARI
Huffington Post Gay Voices
Four legally married same-sex couples living in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in Nashville’s federal district court on Monday,according to a press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
The lawsuit argues that Tennessee’s ban on legally recognizing married same-sex couples violates the couples’ federal constitutional rights to equal protection, due process and protection to move between states. In September, couples in Ohio made similar legal headway when a lawsuit expanded to push for the state to require funeral directors and coroners to recognize legal same-sex spouses on death certificates — despite a statewide gay marriage ban.
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