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Tennessee Lawmakers move to strip same-sex couples of marriage equality (again)

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020

Just when you thought they couldn’t go any lower, a group of Tennessee lawmakers introduced yet another bill that aims to strip non-traditional couples of their constitutional right to marriage and equal treatment under the law. ...


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Lawsuit Challenges Virginia’s Racist Marriage License Application

Published: Sunday, Sep. 8th, 2019

Couples suing Virginia claim that the state’s marriage license application process is "offensive," "unconstitutional" and "reflective of a racist past.” And it’s not hard to see why......


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“A Life’s Dream...” Ministers Explain Why They Got Ordained With AMM

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 2019

Our ministers are the reason that we show up to work every day. Without our ministers, AMM isn’t much more than a few empty desks, a couple of computers, and a coffee machine… ...


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Why are Municipal Governments Cancelling Courthouse Weddings?

Published: Saturday, Mar. 2nd, 2019

I woke up early on the morning of February 22, 2019 and drove to the Hall County Probate Court to see what Frank and Joseph’s wedding might have looked like if this particular office hadn’t decided to stop conducting courthouse wedding ceremonies.
 
The building is situated in the heart of Gainesville’s scenic downtown. I can see right away why the couple...


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AMM Joins Civil Rights Orgs in Denouncing Tennessee Bill to Strip Gay Marriage Rights

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that prohibits state government officials from facilitating same-sex marriages, undercutting the Fourteenth Amendment, and denying same-sex couples the rights afforded to their heterosexual counterparts. This proposed law is in direct contradiction to AMM’s belief that "everyone has the right to marry the person they love, a...





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