USA, Kentucky: New Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Written by scott on February 15th, 2014

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Continuing the week’s streak, we had a new red-state marriage equality lawsuit in Kentucky yesterday, on the heels of a decision that the state must recognize legal same sex marriages from other states.

Edge Boston reports:

A Kentucky couple sued the state Friday, seeking to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a federal judge ruled earlier this week that unions performed legally in other places must be recognized by the Bluegrass State. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville seeks to build on that earlier ruling by raising the issue of whether Kentucky should sanction the marriages within its borders. The suit comes on the heels of a flurry of rulings and other legal activity as activists push more states to recognize gay marriages. A federal judge in Virginia late Thursday struck down that state’s ban, ruling it was unconstitutional.

This has been one of the most amazing weeks for marriage equality we’ve seen in awhile as lawsuit after lawsuit has moved ahead amidst Valentine’s Day actions and rallies. Truly amazing to be alive right now to witness this.

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