Clay Barkley http://wkms.org en 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