Things Just Got Interesting In Kentucky

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Federal judge rules that Kentucky can no longer refuse to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages conducted out of state.

Late Update: The judge, John G. Heyburn II, is a Bush I appointee. In his opinion (read it here), Heyburn notes, “All federal courts that have considered same-sex marriage rights post-Windsor have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage rights.” Windsor is the landmark Supreme Court case last year that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. But I believe this is the first of those post-Windsor cases decided by a Republican-appointed federal judge.

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