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Male Couple Asks For Tenn. Marriage License

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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- Raymie Wolfe and Matthew Griffin knew they couldn't get a marriage license at the Hamblen County Courthouse but said the request needed to be made.

So, with reporters and cameras in tow, the two men from White Pine appeared Wednesday and asked county clerk Linda Wilder for a license. She told them Tennessee law prohibits issuing them to same-sex couples.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel Wilder listened as Wolfe, who is 32, explained he and Griffin have been together for seven years and love each other. Wolfe said he and his 28-year-old partner hope to get a marriage license someday.

The effort was part of the "We Do" campaign where same-sex partners requested marriage licenses in states throughout the South.

(Copyright 2013 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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