Judge: KY Must Recognize Out-Of-State Marriages Of Same-Sex Couples

This is definitely a step in the right direction!! My girlfriend’s home state! ❤

The entire ruling can be read if you follow the link below.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, ruling part of the state’s ban on such marriages unconstitutional.

The decision, handed down by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, concludes that Kentucky’s ban on the recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.

The ruling, however, does not involve whether the state would be forced to perform marriages for same-sex couples within the state. It is the result of a lawsuit brought by four same-sex couples demanding the state recognize their out-of-state marriages.

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