Gov. Bill Haslam appeals same-sex marriage order

Gov. Bill Haslam appeals same-sex marriage order (Image 1)
Gov. Bill Haslam appeals same-sex marriage order (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's governor is asking a federal judge to put her ruling requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples on hold while a higher court weighs in on the case.
    
Gov. Bill Haslam and state Attorney General Robert Cooper on Tuesday filed a motion saying overturning the law without an appeals court reviewing the case “frustrates the will of the people of Tennessee.” Haslam and Cooper say leaving the status quo in place pending an appeals court decision would not harm the three couples who sued for recognition.
    
U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger on Friday ordered the state to recognize the unions of the couples, who were married in other states.
    
Trauger made clear that her order is temporary and applies only to the three couples.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Previous Story:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s