Same Sex Marriage

Ky. House Passes Bill to Create One Marriage License

Mar 25, 2016
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The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would create one marriage license form for both gay and straight couples in an effort to defuse controversy over the licensing of gay marriages. 

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A Kentucky House committee has advanced a bill to create a single marriage license form for gay and straight couples. The proposal drew bipartisan support and is backed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. 

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Three advocates for LGBT rights who were arrested last year at the state fair’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast & Auction have filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky State Police. 

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A federal judge has ordered the state of Kentucky to pay more than $1 million to the attorneys who sued the state over its same-sex marriage ban, eventually taking it to the Supreme Court.

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A key state legislator on the ex-felon voting rights issue says Gov. Matt Bevin contradicted his own logic on two high-profile issues addressed through executive orders.

A federal judge has ordered Gov. Steve Beshear to weigh in on whether altered marriage licenses issued by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis are valid.


Pope Francis met with embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis during his stop in Washington, D.C. last week.

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  Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has gotten national attention for her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but two other Kentucky county clerks have adopted similar policies in recent months.

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With Clerk Kim Davis locked away in the Carter County Detention Center for continuing to defy a federal court’s order, a tenuous resolution has arrived in the Rowan County marriage license episode.

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On Friday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an order from a federal court for her to resume issuing marriage licenses while a lawsuit against her from four local couples makes its way through court.