Same Sex Marriage http://wkms.org en Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-same-sex-couples-head-illinois-legal-marriages <p>Same-sex Kentucky couples are heading to the commonwealth's only&nbsp;contiguous state that allows same sex&nbsp;marriage&nbsp;to make their unions legal. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:55:06 +0000 Rob Canning & Lance Dennee 41013 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages Beshear Argues Same Sex Marriage Would Be an Economic Drag on Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/beshear-argues-same-sex-marriage-would-be-economic-drag-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a brief filed in court, Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says same sex marriage would hurt the economy by not producing children. Meanwhile, supporters of same-sex marriage say their opponents are running out of ideas.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:54:50 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40467 at http://wkms.org Beshear Argues Same Sex Marriage Would Be an Economic Drag on Kentucky Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays http://wkms.org/post/two-days-later-world-vision-reverses-policy-allowed-hiring-gays World Vision U.S. changed course on Wednesday, saying it would return to its policy of not hiring Christians in gay marriages.<p>The Washington-state-based charity caused an uproar among its supporters when it announced on Monday that based on the changes many churches were making, it would allow the hiring of avowed Christians who had been legally married to someone of the same sex.<p><a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/march-web-only/world-vision-why-hiring-gay-christians-same-sex-marriage.html">According to an interview with Christianity Today</a>, World Vision U.S. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:53:36 +0000 Eyder Peralta 39510 at http://wkms.org Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? http://wkms.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>So the lawsuit that sought to force Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage has been appealed and U.S. District Judge John Heyburn has extended a stay in the case.<p>What happens next?<p>Backing up a bit, Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon sued the state last year. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:51:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 39442 at http://wkms.org What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? Gov. Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-sex Marriage Ruling http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-explains-decision-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says his appeal of a judge's order to recognize same-sex marriages is meant to clarify the law.</span></p><p>Beshear acknowledges that marriage equality supporters are disappointed with his decision to mount an appeal, even though Attorney General Jack Conway has opted not to.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:13:48 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39085 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-sex Marriage Ruling Conway Defends Same-Sex Marriage Decision http://wkms.org/post/conway-defends-same-sex-marriage-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, U.S. District Court Judge John </span>Heyburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, effectively allowing out-of-state same-sex marriages to be recognized in Kentucky.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an emotional press conference yesterday, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that his office would not appeal </span>Heyburn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decision, saying that to do so would be to “defend discrimination.”</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:42:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39058 at http://wkms.org Conway Defends Same-Sex Marriage Decision Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-attorney-general-wont-appeal-federal-judges-out-state-same-sex-marriage-order <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued</strong><p>The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.<p>Here's <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/210625187/Final-RFP-750-1400000254-1-SO-FORM">the document.&#160; Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:44:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 39040 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order If AG Won't Appeal Same Sex Marriage - Senator Seeks Law to Allow Third Party Appeal http://wkms.org/post/if-ag-wont-appeal-same-sex-marriage-senator-seeks-law-allow-third-party-appeal <p></p><p>A Republican state senator says he intends to file a bill that would permit a third-party to appeal a ruling that says Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.</p><p>Sen. Dan Seum says if Attorney General Jack Conway decides not to appeal Judge John Heyburn’s decision that nullifies the state’s ban on gay marriage, his bill would allow others to do so. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:24:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38966 at http://wkms.org If AG Won't Appeal Same Sex Marriage - Senator Seeks Law to Allow Third Party Appeal Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. http://wkms.org/post/judge-kentuckys-denial-out-state-same-sex-marriages-void-attorney-general-seeks-delay <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon&#039;s marriage certificate." data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p><strong>&#160;Update 5:26 p.m.: Conway's Statement</strong><p>Here's word from Attorney General Jack Conway:&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;“I received Judge </span>Heyburn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> final order and am in the process of reviewing it. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:32:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 38954 at http://wkms.org Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case http://wkms.org/post/judge-soon-issue-final-opinion-out-state-same-sex-marriage-case <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>A federal judge intends to issue on final ruling on whether Kentucky must recognize&#160;out-of-state same-sex marriages within the next day.<p>The action could mean that same-sex couples married outside of Kentucky would be officially recognized by the state immediately, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case—Bourke v. Beshear—said on Tuesday. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:29:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 38952 at http://wkms.org Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case