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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, January 23, 2015

First Same-Sex Divorce in KY

From The Courier-Journal:

Despite a Kentucky law that bars the recognition of gay marriages performed where they are legal, a Jefferson Family Court judge has granted the state's first same-sex divorce.

In the first ruling of its kind in Kentucky, Judge Joseph O'Reilly permitted the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in Massachusetts.

Though state law says gay marriages performed elsewhere are void in Kentucky, O'Reilly said that barring same-sex couples to divorce here violates the state constitutional guarantee that all people should be treated as equals.

Read more here.

MR

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