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Governor Hires Private Firm in Ky. Gay Marriage Case

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear  (Source:AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Gov. Steve Beshear says the state has hired a private law firm to represent him in appealing a judge’s order for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.

Beshear announced Thursday that the state has signed a contract with the 11-member Ashland firm of VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards & McCann.

The attorneys will handle Beshear’s appeal of U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn’s decision to overturn parts of a 2004 state constitutional amendment that barred recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other places.

Unless a federal appeals court steps in and halts the ruling, the state will have to start allowing same-sex couples to change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain any other benefits of a married couple in Kentucky.

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  • patroy, 2014-03-13 19:39:48

    I hope this idiot is using HIS money as he article states the law-firm is representing HIM. Why can’t these fools just get over the fact the world is no longer tolerating discrimination?


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