A Tennessee state judge is taking the next logical step when it comes to marriages and divorces.
Judge Jeffrey Atherton dismissed a case by Pamela E. Bumgardner against Thomas A. Bumgardner because, he said, the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage must be allowed everywhere "preempted state courts from addressing marriage/divorce litigation altogether."
"With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee's judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court as to what is not a marriage, or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage," Altherton said, according to Chattanoogan.com
Here’s the money quote:
Altherton also said in his opinion that the Supreme Court's way of doing things these days, "with its iron fist and limp wrist," is making things hard on state-level courts.
Hell, I’m waiting for a ruling from the Supreme Court dictating how many sheets of toilet paper a person can use at one sitting. Why not? I’m sure they can divine this absurdity in the 14th Amendment as well.