Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger has granted a preliminary injunction against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage for three couples, the Tennessean reports. A lawsuit was filed in October on behalf of three couples who were wed in marriage-recognition states where they lived but, when they moved to Tennessee, found their vows were irrelevant. “At this point, all signs indicate that, in the eyes of the United States Constitution, the plaintiffs’ marriages will be placed on an equal footing with those of heterosexual couples and that proscriptions against same-sex marriage will soon become a footnote in the annals of American history,” Judge Trauger wrote in the order.