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KY. Gay Marriage Ban Nixed, But No Weddings Yet

By Brett Barrouquere | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won’t begin in earnest there anytime soon.

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Gay Marriage Ban

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.

Ky. Forum to Address Gay Housing Discrimination

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 9, 2014
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is hosting its second annual fair housing forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

Kentucky Ordered to Pay $70K in Gay Marriage Case

Wednesday May 14, 2014
A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to pay $70,000 in attorney’s fees to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Ky. AG Not Concerned About Gay Marriage Stance

Wednesday May 7, 2014
Attorney General Jack Conway said his decision to not defend Kentucky’s gay marriage ban will not be an issue in the 2015 governor’s race.

Judge Set To Issue Key Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

By Amanda Lee Myers | Monday Apr 14, 2014
A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.

Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Put on Hold

By Brett Barrouquere | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries saying doing so will allow the law to become settled without causing confusion or granting rights only to have them taken away.

Governor Hires Private Firm in Ky. Gay Marriage Case

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
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.

Gay Rights Bill Gets Hearing From Ky. House Panel

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
An ex-police officer who says he was fired because of his sexual orientation has urged Kentucky lawmakers to pass an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting gays.

Sen. Rand Paul Slams Ky. Judge’s Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reacted to a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries.