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Portion of KY ban on equality ruled unconstitutional

Timothy Kincaid

February 12th, 2014

From the Courier-Journal

A federal judge Wednesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on recognizing valid same-sex marriages performed in other states, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II joined nine other federal and state courts in invalidating such bans.

Heyburn did not rule that Kentucky must allow gay marriages to be performed in the state.

Heyburn is a Kentucky native and former Army Reservist. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush at the recommendation of Senator Mitch McConnell (R). Predictably, the antigay groups are already calling him a “liberal judge”.

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Luke
February 13th, 2014 | LINK

Jim and I have been together for 45 years and married in Iowa in 2009. Do you believe this happened in Kentucky. Mark Twain would be surprised!

Timothy Kincaid
February 13th, 2014 | LINK

Mark Twain would have long since written a biting satire about the whole thing.

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