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Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban struck down, but weddings delayed
Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban struck down, but weddings delayed

A federal judge struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday. But don't expect a rush of weddings in the Bluegrass State. The judge immediately put his decision on hold until the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue, a delay similar to what other judges have done in rulings across the country. "This Court bases its ruling primarily upon the utter lack of logical relation between the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriages and any conceivable legitimate state interest," Senior Judge John G. Heyburn II wrote in his opinion, calling arguments for the ban "arbitrary or irrational." In February, Heyburn ruled that the state had to recognize valid same-sex...

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