Edie and Tamar Love [pictured] have been raising kids together for several years. They recently registered for a recreational family pass at the University of Memphis but were turned away because there was no legal document to prove their union.
Community members learned that the family was denied a family pass and several people contacted U of M to complain. As a result, the university is changing it’s policy that requires marriage certificates for family membership plans.
“A letter from U of M lawyers sent to the Loves shows a plan to re-work the policy to redefine the meaning of “family” under the policy. University officials are working with the Tennessee Board of Regents to make the change. The Loves say they are encouraged, hopeful, and ready to swim. They plan to get that family pass and go swimming by the end of the week.”