The Family Action Council of Tennessee announced that its legal arm, known as the Tenmessee Government Defense Fund, is representing the legislators in filing a motion to intervene in the divorce case of Sabrina Renae Witt vs.
The couple were legally married in Washington, D. There is still no state law on the books authorizing same-sex marriages, but they were validated by a U.Local Fuck Buddies In Stewardson Shelby IL
Supreme Court ruling last year. The motion appears basically to endorse the position taken by McMillan in his ruling.
The judge decided — as argued by Erica Witt's attorney — that the relevant Tennessee statute dealing with parenting rights Leoma Tennessee sex houses cases of artificial insemination speaks only to "husbands" of the birth mother and does not cover the mother's same-sex spouse. Thus, Sabrina Witt was deemed to have no rights to decision-making or visitation with the child and no obligation to pay child support.
Erica Witt's attorney argued that, under the U. Supreme Court ruling, the state law should be interpreted to apply to women spouses of the birth mother artificially inseminated child as well as "husbands. Leoma Tennessee sex houses authorized an appeal, putting the divorce action on hold pending a state court Tennrssee appeals decision on whether to hear the issue.
In a news release, David Fowler, a lawyer who is executive director of FACT and a former Republican state senator, praised the 53 legislators and declared "they are defending the Tennssee of the people. This is not a case involving the policy that should be applicable in situations such as Leoma Tennessee sex houses.
Rather, this case involves a very important constitutional question: Supreme Court's Obergefell decision authorize judges to determine for state legislative bodies what policies it must have relative to custody issues Leoma Tennessee sex houses divorce proceedings?
Legislators signing the document included 15 Republican senators and 38 Republican representatives. Fowler, acting Leoma Tennessee sex houses lawyer for FACT and its litigation arm, has filed two other lawsuits that seek to invalidate same-sex marriages in Tennessee — one in Williamson County and the other in Bradley County.
A judge has dismissed the Williamson County lawsuit, declaring FACT had no legal standing to bring such a case — though denouncing the U. Supreme Court decision in doing so.
A decision in the Bradley County case is still pending. Republicans signing the motion Leoja intervene in the divorce case of Sabrina Renae Witt vs.
Tom Humphrey is a retired News Sentinel Nashville bureau chief and blogs at Humphrey on the Hilla blog that covers Tennessee politics. You can view today's paper or previous issues.
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