Tennessee Judge: Sorry, Str8 Couple, I Won't Let You Get Divorced. Blame The Gays, They Ruined It for Everybody!

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    Sep 03, 2015 7:52 PM GMT
    Times Free PressA local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will.

    Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton denied the divorce petition last week after hearing from seven witnesses and going through 77 exhibits. Among several reasons he cited in rejecting the couple's divorce, one was the Supreme Court's June ruling.

    Atherton said the Supreme Court must clarify "when a marriage is no longer a marriage." Otherwise, he contended, state courts are impaired from addressing marriage and divorce litigation altogether.

    "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Atherton wrote.


    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/sep/03/judge-declines-divorce-case-citing-gay-marria/323201/

    WonketteGodDANGit, The Gays, why you gotta ruin everything? Now that you have the same legal rights as opposite-gays to get married, fight about whose turn it is to unload the dishwasher, and despise each others’ legal and officially state-sanctioned mothers-in-law, nothing is sacred. Not even divorce...
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    http://wonkette.com/593608/whiny-tennessee-judge-says-no-more-divorce-because-gays-ruined-that-too
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    Sep 03, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    It's Tennessee - They might not even require judges to have law degrees down there.
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    Sep 03, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    HikerSkier saidIt's Tennessee - They might not even require judges to have law degrees down there.

    They might not in a lot of states.

    Here in California judges are elected. I don't know but it may not be a requirement that they have a law degree. I know that in Nevada they aren't; a few years ago there was a woman on the ballot for judge who didn't have a law degree.

    Back in the wild west days judges could be anyone.
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    Sep 03, 2015 8:16 PM GMT
    Another mis-post by me! This was s'posed to be in Gay News 'n Events, my bad!
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    Sep 03, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    HikerSkier saidIt's Tennessee - They might not even require judges to have law degrees down there.

    They might not in a lot of states.

    Here in California judges are elected. I don't know but it may not be a requirement that they have a law degree. I know that in Nevada they aren't; a few years ago there was a woman on the ballot for judge who didn't have a law degree.

    Back in the wild west days judges could be anyone.


    Some places are still backward. Most are not. One can't serve as a judge in California without having been admitted to the bar. I don't know about Nevada - but those "wild west days"? - they are (thankfully)_ long behind us.
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    Sep 03, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    THREAD MUSIC! icon_lol.gif

    Although I am gay and proud, problems got me pessimistic...



    Judge Atherton, won't you help me understand your plan? icon_question.gif
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    Sep 04, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    Great another official with toddler mindset - I don't like the rules you're making me play by, so I'm taking my toys and going home.

    This is one of those stupid snit-fits that smug bigots take to cover up the fact they don't like something - his *extrapolations* have no bearing in law, and a dissolution of a heterosexual marriage is the same now as it was before.

    The only problem is assholes like this guy who actually think they can force things to go back by creating artificial stalling tactics. I only hope that some *other* judge, goes all Kim Davis on him and tells him flat out that he's either a ) a moron, b) unwilling to do his job and must step down, or c) attempting to interfere with the legal process and will face jail time. Would be nice to see a judge forcing another judge to smarten up...

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    Sep 04, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    What a Maroon.

    If only the Family Values cult would get behind this and put all their resources toward making divorce illegal; only available after serving a hefty prison term--blame that on the gays.
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    Sep 05, 2015 1:25 PM GMT
    Change is hard for some people. Really, really hard apparently.
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    Sep 05, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    HikerSkier saidIt's Tennessee - They might not even require judges to have law degrees down there.

    They might not in a lot of states.

    Here in California judges are elected. I don't know but it may not be a requirement that they have a law degree. I know that in Nevada they aren't; a few years ago there was a woman on the ballot for judge who didn't have a law degree.

    Back in the wild west days judges could be anyone.


    It's weird here. Judges are elected, but they're not allowed to campaign. So all you get is a name (usually unopposed) on the ballot with no further information. Maybe one of them will pay for a little bio in the voter's pamphlet, maybe not. People just decide whether the name sounds good or something. icon_confused.gif

    And then there's the chair of the County Commission, who's title is "The Judge." But he's not really a Judge. It gets confusing and sure looks like it's all rigged behind the scenes. No wonder nobody votes.