Legal-Courts Same-sex 'marriage' freight train derailed in Tenn.
For the first time since June 2013, and stemming the tide of dozens of federal, state and appeals court decisions striking down biblical marriage protection amendments that banned same-sex unions, a judge in Tennessee has ruled that his state's marriage protection amendment promoting "family continuity and stability is certainly a legitimate state interest."
The decision, made by Roane County Circuit Judge Russell Simmons, comes as a breath of fresh air to conservatives and Christians alike, as prior to the ruling, more than a dozen states used the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court's United States v. Windsor case to overturn state amendments protecting marriage as between one man and one woman. Just last week, Virginia became the most recent state to legalize "gay marriage."
Simmons ruled that the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution is not violated by the marriage amendment....