July 1, 2014
by William Hibbitts
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Thursday struck down a voter-approved amendment to the Kentucky constitution banning same-sex marriages. The lawsuit was filed by two same-sex couples who attempted to apply for a marriage license and were denied. The ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in White v. Woodall that because the Supreme Court of Kentucky's rejection of Robert Keith Woodall's Fifth Amendment claim was not objectively unreasonable, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit erred in granting the writ of habeas corpus. The case ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside counsel to appeal a federal judge's order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge John Heyburn of the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Friday granted a stay on the enforcement of his previous ruling instructing Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages. The state requested a stay of 90-days, but Judge John Heyburn II granted only 21 days for the state to ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A federal judge in Kentucky on Thursday issued a final order requiring state officials to recognize same-sex marriages. Following his February 12 ruling, US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky Judge John Heyburn also granted a request to allow additional couples seeking full ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize valid out-of-state marriages between same-sex couples living in Kentucky. The case was brought by four same-sex couples living in Kentucky, who had been legally married in Canada or ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday against an Indiana law regulating abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," must meet the same regulatory requirements as ...[read more]
September 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
A judge for Kentucky's Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled Monday that the same-sex spouse of a woman charged with murder must testify against her at the trial because same-sex partners are not protected by the husband-wife privilege under Kentucky's state law. Geneva Case, who will be compelled ...[read more]
September 13, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Kentucky Equality Federation has filed a lawsuit to overturn Kentucky's amendment banning same-sex marriage. The constitutional amendment, passed in 2004 with approval of 75 percent of voters, allows only a marriage between man and woman to be valid or recognized. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by G. Redd
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) sued the Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday, challenging a new regulation on abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," will be defined as an abortion clinic and be required ...[read more]

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