LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky couple involved in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage has started a scholarship to help Catholic LGBT students at the University of Louisville.
The Courier Journal reports the scholarship by Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon will be given out annually, starting this May. Preference will be given to LGBT students who are Catholic or graduated from a Catholic high school.
The two are longtime members of the Our Lady of Lourdes parish community in Louisville and got married in Canada in 2004. They later filed a lawsuit that, along with lawsuits by other couples, launched the Supreme Court case.
Bourke says “You know you think about what kind of legacy you want to leave … this is something, I think, that will live on.”