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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kentucky AG Not Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Order


Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will not be appealing a federal judge’s order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Conway said, “From a constitutional perspective, Judge Heyburn got it right.”  Conway also said that he prayed about his decision and decided to do what he thought was right.  His decision means Kentucky same-sex couples married out-of-state will now be allowed to file joint tax returns, pursue name changes, and have names added to birth certificates.

See Mark Memmott, Kentucky Won’t Appeal Order to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages, NPR, March 4, 2014.

Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.  


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