Friday, June 26, 2015

US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

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Gay marriage will now be legal in Tennessee and the other 49 states after a 5-4 decision this morning in favor of marriage equality by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The ruling reversed the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which included cases from Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan, that had previously upheld marriage bans. Two plaintiffs in those cases — Ijpe DeKoe and Thom Kostura — live in Memphis.

Tennessee Equality Project will have a meeting to discuss the ruling at 5:30 p.m. at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center.

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