USA, Kentucky: Judge Puts Same sex Marriage Recognition on Hold

Written by scott on March 20th, 2014

KentuckyA Federal Judge sided with the state’s Governor, putting his ruling forcing the state to recognize married same sex couples on hold pending appeal.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal judge is giving the conservative state of Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled without causing confusion or granting rights only to have them taken away. The ruling Wednesday comes just two days before gay couples would have been allowed to change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain the benefits of any other married couple in Kentucky… U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of Louisville said in a four-page order that it is “best that these momentous changes occur upon full review” rather than being implemented too soon or causing confusing changes. “That does not serve anyone well,” said Heyburn, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush in 1992. Heyburn said the delay would stay in place until the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati either rules on the merits of the case or orders the stay lifted.

I wonder why the judge caved now, after being so insistent before that he would not stay the ruling?

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