The author of the majority opinion has drafted what would make an engrossing TED Talk or, possibly, an introductory lecture in Political Philosophy. Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Directory of sites.
Fundamental notions of fairness and justice cannot allow a constitutional violation of her rights to be the impediment to [her] standing under the facts of this case. They never married because, at that time, Tennessee prohibited same-sex marriages.
Once again, it may all come down to Justice Kennedy. Ironically, the actual wording of law is vague, and lacks definitions for any of the words used.
The meaning of the legislation only becomes clear when one looks at its history. Tennessee lawyers should expect to see substantive changes in Tennessee family law, particularly in the areas of adoption and parental rights. Stay tuned. This is true. One of the law's legislative sponsors has argued it had nothing to do with same-sex marriage, but the Knoxville News Sentinel has reported that another sponsor said he proposed the measure partly to compel courts to side more closely with the dissenting opinion in the U.
Supreme Court decision upholding same sex marriages in — use gender-neutral pronouns when deciding who fits the legal definition of husband or father.