Tennessee couples file lawsuit for marriage recognition

Some chicks marry chicks, get over it.

Andra Alsbury and Amber Gardner-Alsbury, shown at their marriage in Massachusetts, similarly sought an injunction against LGBT marriage discrimination in Arkansas (Photo via ArkTimes)

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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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