Haslam & TN Attorney General Appeal Same Sex Marriage Order

Gay Marriage

(Nashville, TN) Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Attorney General have filed a stay and notice of appeal after a federal judge ordered the state to recognize three same-sex marriages last Friday.

“We intend to take all necessary steps to defend the law. We have filed a motion for a stay and a notice of appeal,” said Sharon Curtis-Flair, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office said this afternoon.

The order is active during consideration of their lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage recognition.

Currently 29 states have constitutional amendments restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

Same-sex couples can legally marry in 17 states and Washington, DC.

21 comments

      • jbmw240

        It’s okay with these guys for a brother and sister to marry but not an unrelated man to another man or unrelated woman to another woman. They probably all cheat on their wives.

      • DJ

        jbmw don’t you think it’s funny how it’s always the most staunch anti-homosexual people who wind up getting “found out” looking for a dude in a mens’ room…!

      • DJ

        Leviticus 11:10

        “But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you.”

        So Freedomwasawesome have you ever eaten a shrimp? Crawfish maybe?

      • nitrox

        You blithering idiot. Defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman would not deny homosexuals the basic civil rights accorded other citizens. Nowhere in the Bill of Rights or in any legislation proceeding from it are homosexuals excluded from the rights enjoyed by all citizens–including the right to marry.
        Your made up rights are newer than Facebook. How did everyone miss it for so long??

      • DJ

        nitrox for some reason they’re afraid that if we codify rights for homosexual people, suddenly everyone will rush out and “turn” homosexual. Because we all know what happened when we codified rights for African Americans, all the straight white men ran off and turned black.

    • nitrox

      Is it like some weird fetish that you sexual deviants obsess over Michele Bachman’s husband? Why? Because he ran a successful clinic that helped people leave homosexuality among other bad behaviors

  • David Carter

    Leviticus 11:10 – Eating anything from all waters without fins and scales is an abomination. Which sin is greater homosexuality or eating shrimps, oysters, crabs and catfish?

    • nitrox

      Shellfish was restricted for culture. God said not to eat any fish that doesnt have scales or fins, and with good reason, because commonly, fish without scales or fins tend to either eat anything or are filter feeders. Thus, they have impurities in their body.
      Bible Illiterates don’t understand that.

      • Jakrabt

        So was ‘men lying with men’ since it was from the same Book. Fact is none of those are specifically for modern day Mankind- the New Testament came along with Jesus and all that changed. Don’t you people ever read farther than the Book of Leviticus? or do you just skip reading the others and use them to bang people that YOU call sinners over the head with it…

  • Jakrabt

    Three couples are all that are affected by this ruling. THREE! Our spendthrift-for-hate governor and his yes-mens are going to waste precious taxpayer dollars all to deny a favorable ruling for three couple that in this day in the 21st century should be a no brainer. Hate is expensive, folks, and all you fake Christians using the Bible against your fellow Man, cherrypicking verses and using God’s name in vain are gonna pay your own terrible price… eventually. I know this because I am a Recovering Baptist and they profess to know more than anyone else ;-)

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