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  • Tenn. sued over spousal definitions

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four married lesbian couples in Tennessee are fighting a new state law they say denies their parental rights.

    The couples, each expecting a baby this year, filed a lawsuit last week against a law mandating that undefined words in state statutes be interpreted to have "natural and ordinary" meanings. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure into law May 5.

    Advocates say the simple law mandates words in state legal codes not be ... Read More