Same Sex Marriage

1:13 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Prop 8 Attorney David Boies: Support For Same-Sex Marriage Will Grow in Kentucky and Elsewhere

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 5:45 am

Public opinion will flip in favor of same-sex marriage—though it will take time to happen, an attorney who helped lead the legal fight against California’s anti-same-sex union law Proposition 8 said in Louisville this week.

This month, the Bluegrass Poll found opposition to same-sex marriage has grown in Kentucky from 50 percent to 57 percent since last summer.

Speaking at a forum with University of Louisville law students on Tuesday, attorney David Boies said other states have set an example of how acceptance of same-sex marriage will play out in the U.S.

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6:09 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling, More Kentuckians Oppose Gay Marriage

Credit Ludovic Bertron, Wikimedia Commons

New polling shows opposition to same sex marriage is growing among Kentucky voters.

According to the most recent Bluegrass Poll, 57 percent of the registered voters surveyed earlier this month said they don’t support same sex marriage. That’s compared to 50 percent last summer.

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11:55 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Stanford Law Attorney, ACLU Join Kentucky Plaintiffs' Team in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 3:19 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney from Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic have joined the legal team representing Kentucky couples challenging the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The couples on Monday filed a response in support of Governor Steve Beshear’s earlier petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and settle the same-sex marriage matter.

This means both parties want to see the case go before the Supreme Court.

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1:19 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Both Sides of Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Push for Supreme Court Review

Steve Beshear

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:08 pm

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday filed his support for the request that the U.S. Supreme Court consider the state's same-sex marriage cases.

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4:49 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Oral Arguments End in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Appeal


Oral arguments have ended in a federal appeals court in Cincinnati, where judges heard challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states.

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11:16 am
Tue August 5, 2014

The Fight to Allow or Prevent Same Sex Marriages Continues This Week for KY and TN

Credit Ludovic Bertron, Wikimedia Commons

The legal arguments for and against gay marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states are set for hearings this week in Cincinnati’s 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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12:55 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages

Seth Stewart, left and Hunter Fawks, Marshall County native, and partners of 2 years.
Lance Dennee

Same-sex Kentucky couples are heading to the commonwealth's only contiguous state that allows same sex marriage to make their unions legal.  

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4:54 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Beshear Argues Same Sex Marriage Would Be an Economic Drag on Kentucky


In a brief filed in court, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear 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.

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

Aid packages labled 'World Vision' for the victims of typhoon 'Haiyan' in the Philippines are loaded into a Lufthansa aircraft at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.
Fredrik Von Erichsen DPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 6:49 pm

World Vision U.S. changed course on Wednesday, saying it would return to its policy of not hiring Christians in gay marriages.

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.

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2:51 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit?

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 5:43 am

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.

What happens next?

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