Tanco v. Haslam
On October 21, 2013, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of four legally married same-sex couples seeking respect for their marriages in Tennessee, where they now live. The lawsuit challenges Tennessee laws that restrict marriage to different-sex couples.
Each of the four couples had previously lived outside of Tennessee and legally married in freedom to marry states.
NCLR's Legal Director, Shannon Minter explained, “Married couples should be able to travel and to live in any state knowing that their family is protected. Tennessee’s current law hurts same-sex couples and their children without helping anyone.”