DOMA http://wkms.org en How Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Began and Where It's Going http://wkms.org/post/how-kentuckys-same-sex-marriage-ban-began-and-where-its-going <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">It was a very different time in 2004, politically and socially. George W. Bush was poised to sail into a second term in the White House. Hearings in Saddam Hussein’s war crimes trial began in earnest. And “Shrek 2” was making millions at the box office.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">And Kentucky, along with 10 other states, voted to ban same-sex marriages.&nbsp;</span> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:32:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38677 at http://wkms.org How Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Began and Where It's Going Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-leaders-file-response-lawsuit-challenging-same-sex-marriage-ban <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Kentucky Gov. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:00:49 +0000 Joseph Lord 38050 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage http://wkms.org/post/state-defends-ban-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky&rsquo;s Attorney General&rsquo;s office said the state&#39;s same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples. &nbsp;</p><p>The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35389 at http://wkms.org State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Senator Rand Paul Says Bestiality Comments Were Misunderstood http://wkms.org/post/senator-rand-paul-says-bestiality-comments-were-misunderstood <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201301/Rand_Paul.png" alt="" /><p>Appearing on NPR's "Here and Now" Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., says his controversial comments equating gay marriage to bestiality are being misinterpreted.<p>During an <a href="http://youtu.be/-ta5FmFuINM">interview with radio show host Glenn Beck</a>, the two discussed the high court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and uphold a lower-court's decision that struck down Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage in California.<p>Beck argued that changing marriage laws allows for new definitions of the institution, such as polygamy.<p>Paul questioned if lawmakers should use their moral beliefs when drafting bills but went further saying: "And I think this is a conundrum...If we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further—does it have to be humans? You know?"<p>The <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/06/27/opening_act_sarcasm_doesn_t_translate_adequately_from_radio.html">senator's office said he was being sarcastic</a>.<p>Paul told NPR the same thing, but added the comments are being misunderstood and that people should listen to the recording again.<p>"In the interview we were talking about not having laws. We weren't talking about gay marriage. We weren't talking about DOMA," he says. "What we were talking about was whether state government should be involved at all and if there are no state government rules what could potentially happen."<p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:51:30 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 32560 at http://wkms.org Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Doesn't Affect Kentucky Law http://wkms.org/post/supreme-court-doma-ruling-doesnt-affect-kentucky-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme's Court ruling Wednesday striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act does not impact Kentucky laws regarding the definition of marriage. Kentucky voters in 2004 approved an amendment to the state constitution defining a marriage as being between one man and one woman.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:12:24 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKU) 32520 at http://wkms.org Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Doesn't Affect Kentucky Law Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling http://wkms.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-marriage-act The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195863800/read-the-rulings-inside-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions">it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.</a><p>In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay marriage. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:32:31 +0000 editor 32510 at http://wkms.org Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling