The Kentucky Equality Federation has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s 2004 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. The lawsuit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court, names Gov. Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and the Fayette County clerk’s office as defendants. The group said in a news release that its lawsuit is “the latest attempt to achieve equal rights and protections for families across the commonwealth whose very existence has been banned by the forces of religious zealotry and hatred.” The lawsuit claims that the 2004 amendment violates multiple sections of the Kentucky Constitution that guarantee citizens equal protection under the law.
One by one, these bans will fall.