Tanco v. Haslam

Tanco v. Haslam is a federal court challenge to Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage and related statutes, filed Oct. 21, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Nashville, by four legally married same-sex couples whose marriages are not recognized by the state. The plaintiffs are represented in part by the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

(On March 10, 2014, the parties stipulated to the dismissal of one of the plaintiffs couples (Kellie Miller and Vanessa DeVillez) and defendant Bill Gibbons, Commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.)

On March 14, 2014, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger granted a preliminary injunction and ordered state officials to recognize the marriages of three remaining same-sex couples during the consideration of their lawsuit.

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