November 19, The arguments of marriage-rights supporters boil down to a claim that states lack any valid reason to ne supreme court ruling on same sex marriage in Chattanooga the right to marry, which the court has earlier described as fundamental to the pursuit of happiness.
Tanco was incorporated into Obergefell v. Hodgeswhich is linked to three other same-sex marriage cases that rose up through the court system. Regional Social Security spokeswoman Patti Patterson declined to answer any specific questions about potential delays for newly married same-sex couples, saying only that the agency is "working with the Department of Justice to analyze the decision and provide instructions specific to the decision for Americans who rely on our programs and services.
But the administration is silent about what the outcome should be if the court does not give gays the special protection it has afforded women and minorities.
March 29, In OctoberKnoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero created a domestic partnership program for the city. Civil rights groups say they will continue pressing for other protections from discrimination against LGBT people in employment and housing, among other areas.
In Septemberthe Greene County Commission passed a resolution expressing opposition to same-sex marriage.
Rhiannan Pierce and Phyllis Wood became Chattanooga's first officially married same-sex couple. Maurice Blanchard and Dominique James held a religious marriage ceremony on June 3, Abdullah lives in the Washington D. Beshearchallenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The states also argue that they have a good reason to keep defining marriage as they do. Representative Darren Jernigan , the bill's main sponsor, said: "Basically, what has happened is the Family Action Council wants to continue to let year-olds get married in the state at the sake of their court case against same-sex couples.
For many same-sex couples rushing to get married after the U. Almost as many same-sex couples are unmarried, Gates said. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States.