Same Sex Marriage

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6:33 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

Protesters hold a pro-gay-rights flag outside the US Supreme Court on Saturday, countering the demonstrators who attended the March For Marriage in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court meets on Tuesday to hear arguments over whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed in the United States, with a final decision expected in June.
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Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:50 pm

People have been lining up outside the U.S. Supreme Court for days hoping that they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments on gay marriage.

As of now, gay marriage is legal in 36 states. By the end of this Supreme Court term, either same-sex couples will be able to wed in all 50 states, or gay marriage bans may be reinstituted in many of the states where they've previously been struck down.

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7:18 am
Mon April 27, 2015

How Lawsuits Against Kentucky’s Gay Marriage Ban Reached the US Supreme Court

Plaintiffs left to right: Larry Ysunza, Tim Love, Tammy Boyd and Kim Franklin.
Credit Ashley Lopez/WFPL

  Kentucky’s case before the Supreme Court started with a conversation between attorneys Shannon Fauver and Dawn Elliott.

As they chatted in Fauver’s Louisville office, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a piece of legislation that was an obstacle to same-sex marriage being made legal in the U.S.

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4:06 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Jayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer with their four children, Jacob (from left), Rylee, Nolan and Ryanne at a news conference in March.
Valerie Macon Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 5:23 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court hears legal arguments next week in the legal battle over same-sex marriage. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary. The 12 couples and two widowers include doctors, lawyers, an Army sergeant, nurses and teachers.

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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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