The great streak of court victories for gay marriage was broken on Tuesday: A state court in Kingston, Tennessee, became the first to uphold a state ban on gay marriage since the Supreme Court’s decision last year in United States v. Windsor.

The decision in Borman v. Piles-Borman, written by Circuit Judge Russell Simmons, holds that Tennessee does not have to recognize the marriage of two male Tennessee residents who had traveled to Iowa to wed. They sought state recognition because they had decided to divorce—and Iowa won’t permit their divorce unless one is an Iowa resident. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog