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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Courts - More on: Kentucky seeks delay in implementing order requiring recognition of SSM performed in other states

Updating this post from earlier today, Andrew Wolfson is reporting this afternoon in the Louisville Courier Journal:

At least for now, Kentucky must recognize same-sex marrriages performed in states where it is legal.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn today made final a ruling issued earlier this month in which he found that Kentucky’s marriage amendment and statutes violate the right to equal protection under the law.

“Those laws ... are void and unenforceable,” he said in a one page order.

Earlier today, Attorney General Jack Conway’s office asked Heyburn to stay enforcement of his ruling, but Heyburn did not address that motion and for now his ruling goes into effect.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 27, 2014 03:42 PM
Posted to Courts in general