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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Judge Rules Kentucky Must Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages


According to today’s ruling by a federal judge, Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II concluded that although the government may define marriage and attach benefits to marriage, it can’t “impose a traditional or faith-based limitation without a sufficient justification for it.” 

See The Associated Press, Kentucky Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Granted in Other States: Federal Judge, Daily News, Feb. 12, 2014.


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