A day after Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis asked the United States Supreme Court to grant her “legal protection for her conscience,” dozens of people showed up at the County Courthouse Saturday morning, protesting her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50-states, suggested the government get out of the marriage business altogether.
An estimated 200 same-sex marriage supporters gathered in downtown Lexington following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50-states. Mayor Jim Gray, who is gay, spoke to a boisterous crowd at the Fairness Awards Friday night.
Jack Conway announced he would not appeal a recent decision mandating Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Moments later Governor Beshear announced he would hire outside counsel to appeal.
A Kentucky couple on Friday sued the state, seeking to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a federal judge ruled earlier this week that the state must recognize the unions if they are performed in other states or countries.