Tennessee, Kentucky Officials File Notices To Appeal Marriage Recognition Decisions

www.buzzfeed.com Published: March 19, 2014

Tennessee and Kentucky officials filed notices Tuesday in separate cases announcing that they will appeal federal decisions ordering both states to recognize marriages of same-sex couples married in other states, according to BuzzFeed.

In a filing Tuesday, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. announced that the state would be appealing a preliminary injunction granted last Friday that ordered the state to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples who live in Tennessee.

Cooper also filed a motion asking the trial court to put its preliminary order on hold while the case is appealed. If the trial court does not issue the stay, Cooper asked for a 21-day stay so the state can ask the 6th Circuit for a stay of the trial court’s order during the appeal, BuzzFeed reports.

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