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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:34 PM

Couple challenges Ky. ban on gay marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Louisville couple on Friday challenged Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages, saying the state isn't putting them and other same-sex couples on equal footing with other married couples.

Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon are asking a federal judge in Louisville to require the state to recognize valid unions from other states and countries.

The men are seeking an injunction to stop state and local officials from enforcing the ban written into the Kentucky constitution in 2004.

The suit is the first such challenge in Kentucky since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law blocking married same-sex couples from receiving the same benefits as heterosexual spouses.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/politics/couple-challenges-ky-ban-on-gay-marriage/-/9837768/21177670/-/wj3aayz/-/index.html?absolute=true

Just a side note, I may see marriage equality in my hose State of Kentucky, before I do in the State that I now live in (Florida). What a fucked up place we live in.

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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. K&R glad to see they're taking this to federal court. Hope they win! nt

 

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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:46 PM

2. Me too!

I may have to go back to my old Kentucky home sooner than planned.

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