A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.
In 23-page a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II concluded that Kentucky's laws treat gay and lesbians differently in a "way that demeans them." The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in 2004. The out-of-state clause was part of it.This doesn't address marriages IN Kentucky, but says they can't discriminate against people like me who are legally married in another state.
Fundy wingnut head explosions in three.... two....
update: more from the New Civil Rights Movement:
[Judge] Heyburn said that while ‘religious beliefs … are vital to the fabric of society … assigning a religious or traditional rationale for a law does not make it constitutional when that law discriminates against a class of people without other reasons,’” the Courier-Journal reports.