Gay marriage attorneys want Tennessee to pay $2.3M


The attorneys who defeated Tennessee’s ban on gay marriage say the state owes them more than $2.3 million for their time on the case.

Court filings show the 19 attorneys who worked on the case clocked 5,974 hours. Given their average hourly rate of $390 per hour, they say their fees and costs exceed $2.3 million. They also want repayment of $65,555 of expenses.

The state would be on the hook for those costs if a judge orders the fees to be repaid.



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