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March 27, 2015

KY Judge Ruling on Same Sex Marriage Signals Broader Implications

AP: “A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, pointing not only to recent decisions that have struck down bans in other states but also to older rulings on a person’s right to marry.”

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn “mainly relied on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling striking down a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, on which Kentucky’s same-sex marriage amendment had been based.”

James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union: “It shows that this is no longer a movement that is focused on the coasts. It’s a movement that’s embracing all of America.”

  • Lorehead

    I would mention that the judge is a Republican, appointed by George H. W. Bush (who also has come around on marriage equality) and recommended by Mitch McConnell.

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