Same-Sex Marriage

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A Presbyterian congregation is facing excommunication and has been asked to vacate its church after a divergence with the national church on same-sex marriage.

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Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says the Kentucky Farm Bureau should change its policies that oppose same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues.

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A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples that included her name. 

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Two Kentucky men who challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage say they’re amazed at the pace of change. Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon sued the state in 2013 because it wouldn’t recognize their marriage, which took place in Canada.

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Kentucky's governor has signed a bill creating one marriage license form for straight and same-sex couples. 

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A bill that would protect Kentuckians from discrimination based on sexual orientation is unlikely to be voted on this year, according to the bill’s sponsor. 

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Casey County Clerk Casey Davis wrapped up his cross-Kentucky bike ride in support of jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in Paducah’s Dolly McNutt Plaza on Friday.  The assembled crowd cheered as Davis ended the 460-mile trip he began in Pikeville on August 27th. 

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  A same-sex couple has been denied a marriage license in Rowan County one day after a federal judge ruled that the clerk there had to resume issuing marriage licenses to couples, no matter their sexual orientation.

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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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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.