Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 7:10pm
A judge rules that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. District Judge John Heyburn says 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 almost 10 years ago. The out-of-state clause was part of it. The decision came in lawsuits brought by four gay and lesbian couples seeking to force the state to recognize their out-of-state marriages. Heyburn did not rule on whether the state could be forced to perform same-sex marriages.