Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“In America, even sincere and long-hold religious beliefs do not trump the constitutional rights of those who happen to have been out-voted,” U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II wrote in the ruling, according to the Courier-Journal.

Heyburn stayed the ruling until the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on same-sex marriage bans in four states including Kentucky. Oral arguments for that case are scheduled for Aug. 6.

Heyburn ordered Kentucky in February to recognize gay marriages performed in other states.

Read the opinion:

U.S. District Court Ruling: Timothy Love et al v. Steve Beshear

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