Tennessee is turning away same-sex couples married in other states who seek to have their names changed on driver's licenses and other state documents.
State legislators banned same-sex marriage in a statute and voters did the same in the state constitution.
The result is, as more Tennessee couples go to 1 of the 13 states and Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriages are recognized, they are having trouble getting it recognized back home. Complicating matters is the federal government now recognizes same-sex couples and allows Social Security cards to be issued in married names.
The Tennessean reports that attorneys are recruiting potential couples for a lawsuit challenging the state's ban.
*The Tennessean and the Associated Press contributed to this report
- August 7, 2013: Same sex couple applies for marriage license; gets rejected