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Attorney appeals same-sex divorce denial

A same-sex divorce case out of Roane County is heading to the state court of appeals.

Frederick Borman married Larry Pyles-Borman in Iowa back in 2010.

Court documents show the couple separated a year later. Under Iowa law, a couple doesn't have to establish residency to marry within the state, but they must live in the state to be granted a divorce.

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The Rockwood couple tried to divorce in Tennessee, but since Tennessee doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, it won't acknowledge divorce proceedings.

The couple challenged Tennessee's marriage laws, but a Roane County judge ruled that Tennessee's marriage laws fully adhere to the Constitution.

Frederick Borman's attorney appealed that decision with the state. There's no word on when the case could be heard.


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