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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.

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.

Kentucky’s Top Democrats Divided By Marriage Equality

By Brett Barrouquere | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Two of Kentucky’s top Democrats split sharply Tuesday over same-sex marriage, with Gov. Beshear saying outside lawyers will be hired to appeal a decision granting recognition to gay couples married in other states

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.

Ky. to Use Outside Counsel in Gay Marriage Case

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge’s decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries.

AG: Kentucky Won’t Appeal Order on Gay Marriage

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Kentucky’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he won’t appeal an order to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries and he will allow a judge’s ruling take effect March 20.

Final Order Expected in Ky. Gay Marriage Case

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Attorneys for gay couples seeking formal recognition of their out-of-state marriages say a federal judge is expected to sign a final order in the case by the end of the week.

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legally Recognized in Ky

By Brett Barrouquere | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
A federal judge has signed an order directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.