Kentucky Same Sex Marriage Case Timeline: History-Making Day For Gay Rights In Kentucky By Associated Press • Jun 26, 2015 Friday's historic Supreme Court decision touched off a variety of actions and reactions across Kentucky. Courts, Attorneys Prepare For Slew Of Same-Sex Marriage Arguments By Josh James & Associated Press • Aug 5, 2014 Challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states will be argued Wednesday in Cincinnati. Observers Questioning Beshear's Commitment To Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Josh James • May 21, 2014 Kentucky’s legal defense of the state’s same-sex marriage ban has come in for some harsh criticism. Beshear Hires Private Firm In Same-Sex Marriage Legal Case By Associated Press • Mar 13, 2014 Gov. Beshear contracted with a private law firm to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages. Fairness Legislation Receives First Ever Hearing By Josh James • Mar 5, 2014 The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee made history Wednesday by hearing discussion of a statewide fairness law. Gov. Beshear Says State Will Hire Outside Counsel In Same-Sex Marriage Case By Associated Press • Mar 4, 2014 ky.gov The state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge's decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married outside Kentucky. Judge Grants 21-Day Delay On Same-Sex Marriages By Associated Press • Feb 28, 2014 A federal judge has given Kentucky until March 20 to implement his order granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states. Ky. Lawmaker: Third Party Could Potentially Challenge Federal Marriage Ruling By Josh James • Feb 27, 2014 Opponents of same-sex marriage in Kentucky are exploring options for challenging the recent ruling striking down the state's marriage amendment. Judge: Final Ruling Expected In Ky. Same Sex Marriage Case By Associated Press • Feb 26, 2014 A final order in a landmark same-sex marriage case in Kentucky is expected by the end of the week.