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Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.

However, Tuesday's ruling was temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed, meaning it is not yet clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in Louisville concluded in Tuesday's ruling that the state's prohibition on same-sex couples being wed violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by treating gay couples differently than straight couples.

Heyburn previously struck down Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states and countries, but put the implementation of that ruling on hold. That decision did not deal with whether Kentucky would have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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hagman3926 July 02 2014 at 8:37 AM

we sure don't wanna offend anybody do we?????

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diabmang hagman3926 July 02 2014 at 4:59 PM

We do want to treat people fairly and equally.

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juancaballero4 July 01 2014 at 5:28 PM

Wats da topic?

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savannahswithgod juancaballero4 July 02 2014 at 8:19 AM

We're all piling up and going to Mexico. Enuff of them jumping over the fence, we is going to jump and see if the Mexican Gov can fund us awhile? Seems it would be better just to send the Army, 1 division and a tank or yellow cab ought to do it and take it over, get rid of the riff-raft and make it a great place. Then our Elite who have destroyed America here can move there and have a Great Place. A switch-a-roo on the flags and the Elite would never know the difference, or care!

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stevenjonessales juancaballero4 July 02 2014 at 1:51 PM

Some lady torching her farts.

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Frank S. Pedigo July 01 2014 at 8:28 PM

Who really gives a damn ?

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lflipout July 02 2014 at 12:22 AM

I'm afraid the Christian right will be gnashing their teeth and pulling their hair out over this...even though it doesn't effect their lives in any way.

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nbk4real July 02 2014 at 12:40 AM

Ky has a great gov, now if they just vote out McConnell

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savannahswithgod nbk4real July 02 2014 at 8:14 AM

The only great people in this state jump to the NBA the next year, they know when it is time to cut their losses and run! You can't do nothing with McConnell or politics period, those guys have a IV with Greed flowing through it.

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savannahswithgod July 02 2014 at 8:12 AM

Gee you mean judges got time here in the state from not going after old credit card bills? And then from the lawyers as 'real property' after as if the charges and interest jumps on that card was real money? Fired from a 24 year job, what can you do? Me and the herd of kitties continue, barely! Ah maybe I am rich and just don't see it?

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htwosocks July 02 2014 at 11:40 AM

Sure are a lot of queer judges

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cwlanders July 02 2014 at 3:45 PM

It's really sad that states rights have no meaning now.How long will it be before people can wed their dog or groups can wed?

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LewTag cwlanders July 02 2014 at 5:22 PM

cw...states have only the rights delegated to them by the federal govt now....did you not realize that??...you lost it in the Civil War...so just go outside and play...

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LewTag July 02 2014 at 5:21 PM

It is all over folks...the meme has won..that is a contagious idea whose time has come...get it??...all in god's will of course...ergo theofatalism....look it up...www.theofatalism.org

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