Nearly 30 Amicus Briefs Filed in Same-Sex Case

With a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals set to hear a same-sex marriage appeal from Tennessee on Wednesday, groups representing law enforcement officers, military families, psychologists, lawmakers and others have filed more than two dozen friend-of-the-court briefs in the case. Of the total, 26 support recognizing gay marriage in Tennessee, while three back the state’s ban. Many of the same organizations also have filed briefs in the Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio cases, which also will be heard by the court on Wednesday. Knoxnews has more on the arguments made in the briefs.