Same-Sex Marriage

Government
1:53 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Rowan County Denies Liability for County Clerk’s Actions in Marriage License Lawsuit

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  The government of Rowan County, Kentucky, has denied any liability for the actions of its county clerk, who stopped issuing marriage licences this summer after the Supreme Court lifted same-sex marriage bans throughout the U.S.

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Government
4:30 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Decision Delayed in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

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A preliminary hearing for the lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was held in Ashland Monday, but there was no ruling. Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, saying her religious convictions prevented her from doing so. 

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Government
9:59 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Hearing Today in Lawsuit Against County Clerk Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

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A preliminary hearing for a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will take place Monday at noon in Ashland. Davis is being sued by four Rowan County couples who were denied marriage licenses.

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Government
3:07 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

County Clerk Defiant on Same-Sex Marriage Despite Meeting with Governor

Casey County Clerk Casey Davis emerges from Thursday's meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear.
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  Casey County Clerk Casey Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court last month struck down same-sex marriage bans throughout the U.S.

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Government
10:41 am
Wed July 8, 2015

No Special Session To Deal With Kentucky County Clerks Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses, Beshear

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Gov. Steve Beshear will not call a special legislative session to address county clerks who have refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

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Politics
4:43 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Beshear Confident County Clerks Will Adhere to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Governor Steve Beshear is expressing confidence that county clerks in Kentucky will, in time, adhere to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. There are a few county clerks still refusing to issue marriage licenses. Governor Beshear said it's not for him to say whether or not those clerks should step down.

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Government
11:27 am
Tue June 30, 2015

ACLU of Kentucky Willing to Sue the County Clerks Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

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  The ACLU of Kentucky is prepared to sue county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses because of the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the U.S.

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Culture
5:17 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Murray Couple Receives City's First Same-Sex Marriage License

Stephen and Richard Reed hold their marriage license
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Moments after the Supreme Court decision declaring all 5o states must recognize same-sex marriage, Stephen and Richard Reed of Murray filed for their license after waiting 13 years. Nicole Erwin spoke with Stephen on the historic day. 

"We had even talked about going to a state that had already made it legal," said Stephen. "But then we decided that since we lived in Kentucky we would wait until Kentucky legalized it." 

He says he was with Richard at work when the news came down. They decided then to get their marriage license paperwork sorted out with the Calloway County Clerk's Office. 

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Government
4:56 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Murray Human Rights Commission Chair Talks Supreme Court Ruling

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Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage in the U.S. ended the debate on its legality, but Murray Human Rights Commission chair and Murray State University LGBT coordinator Jody Cofer Randall says the conversation only just started on the possible consequences same-sex couples could face, like how the decision will impact other issues like parenting.

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Government
12:09 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear: Kentucky Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Starting Today

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  Update 12:40 p.m.: Beshear’s Full Statement

Here’s Beshear’s full statement:

“The fractured laws across the country concerning same-sex marriage had created an unsustainable and unbalanced legal environment, wherein citizens were treated differently depending on the state in which they resided. That situation was unfair, no matter which side of the debate you may support.

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