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Kentucky Gov Hiring Attorneys To Combat District Court Ruling

 
Kentucky Gov Hiring Attorneys To Combat District Court Ruling
Posted Tuesday, March 4th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge's decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries.

Beshear's announcement on Tuesday came moments after Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not ask a higher court to review the decision.  

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn issued a Feb. 12 opinion that Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages violated the Constitution's equal-protection clause in the 14th Amendment because it treated "gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.'' 

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