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Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. has found in favor of the state in the case of a same-sex couple seeking a divorce in Roane County.
In a seven-page ruling issued this week, Simmons determined that Tennessee laws declaring that a valid marriage in another state, but prohibited in Tennessee, and thus unenforceable in Tennessee, does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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