Judge Says No Divorce
(1 min Audio Report – Faith2Action)
Tennessee Judge Jeffrey Atherton has refused to grant a couple a divorce until he hears from the Supreme Court on their definition of a “divorce.”
Atherton said, “With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee’s judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court as to what is not a marriage…”
Atherton added, “The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces.”
Maybe it’s time we all stop acting like the Supreme Court has the ability to make state law.
“Tennessee Judge Rules Against Couple’s Divorce, Cites SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision,” Fox45Now.com, September 8, 2015.
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