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Tennessee State Legislature

Currently, our state's constitution contains an amendment that bans legal recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions. Our goal is to gain support and raise awareness of this issue, ultimately resulting in the lifting of this ban. We at TN Marriage Equality believe that any two adults who love each other and are in a committed, monogamous relationship should be able to enter into the same legally recognized bond without regard to age, race, gender, or any other factor. By signing this petition, you agree that you support equal marriage rights & want our state's discriminatory constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage lifted.

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TN Marriage Equality

This petition closed 9 months ago

How this will help

By not allowing same-sex couples to have access to the 1,100+ marital rights which "traditional" couples enjoy, TN actively discriminates against many of its citizens. The US Constitution clearly...

By not allowing same-sex couples to have access to the 1,100+ marital rights which "traditional" couples enjoy, TN actively discriminates against many of its citizens. The US Constitution clearly states in the 14th amendment: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Allowing some couples to marry and not others is undoubtedly taking a giant step backwards in the fight for civil rights.

Marriage is about love, respect, trust, & commitment. No matter what the government wants to call the union between two adults who want to vow to spend the rest of their lives together, the government should not possess the power to decide which couples should be granted rights and which couples should not. Any two adults who love each other and are in a committed, monogamous relationship should be able to enter into the same legally recognized bond without regard to age, race, gender, or any other factor.

In recent decades we have finally accepted that love is colorblind, but how long will it take society to also see that when it comes to loving another person, love is just blind?

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