[JURIST] Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit [comlaint, PDF] on Monday challenging the Tennessee laws that prohibit recognition of their marriages. The federal lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Tennessee's "Anti-Recognition" laws, which prohibit the state from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples lawfully entered into in other jurisdictions. The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) [advocacy website], which filed on behalf of the four legally married same-sex couples, argues that Tennessee's laws violate the federal constitution's guarantees of equal protection...

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