Kentucky Same Sex Marriage


Kentucky’s economic forecast is improving, according to Gov. Steve Beshear. Today, state’s top official announced a decision to funnel $82 million in surplus dollars into Kentucky’s “rainy day fund," bumping the grand total to just over $209 million.


Court proceedings will resume next week in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex unions in June. The hearing was put on pause Monday because Davis’s lawyers said she had not received official notification of the lawsuit.

Judge Puts Rowan County Marriage Case On Hold

Jul 13, 2015

A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Bevin: State Should Halt Marriage Licensing

Jul 10, 2015

Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor says the state should stop issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.


The constitutionality of same-sex marriage was decided by the Supreme Court in June, but the issue will be back before a Kentucky court Monday.

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Not Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses

Jul 2, 2015

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office who chanted "do your job" and carried signs that read "You Don't Own Marriage."

cbs news

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has told the state's county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Jun 26, 2015

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, including Kentucky, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Associated Press

A majority of Kentuckians continue to support the state’s same-sex marriage ban – that’s according to a Bluegrass Poll unveiled Thursday.