Judge Says No Divorce

Barb Wire

(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.”

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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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Janet Porter
Janet (Folger) Porter is President and Founder of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups. Janet authored the first Heartbeat Bill to legally protect unborn babies with detectible heartbeats which inspired Arkansas and North Dakota's Heartbeat Laws--the most protective pro-life laws in the nation. She has authored five books including: The Criminalization of Christianity and hosts a daily radio commentary heard in more than 300 markets. You can follow her on Twitter @Faith2Action.

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