I previously blogged that there would be a cascade of rulings eroding ant-gay laws:
- IS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE INEVITABLE?
- SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE IN NON-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE STATES
- HAVE WE REACHED THE “TIPPING POINT” ON GAY MARRIAGE?
- IMPACT OF GAY MARRIAGES AND ADOPTIONS IN STATES THAT DO NOT PERMIT IT
Another ruling just came down from the federal district court in Tennessee which granted a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Tennessee’s constitutional and statutory provisions against recognition of same-sex marriages from other states. Tanco v. Haslam, No. 3:13-CV-01159, 2014 WL 997525 (M.D. Tenn. Mar. 14, 2014).
The opinion cited most of the relevant post-Windsor federal court case law, noting that the federal courts have so far unanimously held that the states are not permitted to restrict marriage to persons of the opposite sex, and finding a likelihood that the plaintiff will prevail on the merits.