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6th Circuit oral arguments on same-sex marriage case

On August 6, 2014, the 6th Circuit will hear oral arguments for the four states under their jurisdiction, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. The cases will all be heard on the same date and the Courts decision will be binding on all four states. Kentucky’s case is only about marriages which have already occurred outside … Continue reading 6th Circuit oral arguments on same-sex marriage case

News from this week for Fauver Law Office

Today will be a busy day with Court, Career Day at an elementary school and teaching a class. https://www.loubar.org/CalendarCLE/Event.cfm?calid=1219&cd=41705&calview=m. This has been a hectic week, as the Attorney General of Kentucky, Jack Conway,¬†decided not to appeal Judge Heyburn’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.¬†About five minutes after that announcement, Steve … Continue reading News from this week for Fauver Law Office

Kentucky recognizes same-sex marriages

It was been a very interesting seven months since we filed the Bourke vs. Beshear case. This case asked the Court to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other States and Countries. As of yesterday, 2/27/14, the Commonwealth of Kentucky now recognizes all marriages, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, as being equal. For the lawyers in our … Continue reading Kentucky recognizes same-sex marriages

The next step for same-sex marriage in Kentucky

In Judge Heyburn’s ruling of February 12, 2014, he orders Kentucky to now recognize same-sex marriages that have been performed outside of Kentucky. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/26/same-sex-marriage-kentucky/2589379/ The next step would obviously be to file suit to allow same-sex marriage to be performed in the State of Kentucky. The attorneys of the Fauver Law Office and Clay Daniel … Continue reading The next step for same-sex marriage in Kentucky

Update to the same-sex case filed in July of 2013

I an sorry that I haven’t had the time to get online and update the blog, as things have been changing so rapidly. On February 12, 2014, Judge John Heyburn II ruled on the case of Bourke vs. Beshear. Judge Heyburn ruled that the state of Kentucky has to recognize same-sex marriages from other states … Continue reading Update to the same-sex case filed in July of 2013

Kentucky complying with Pentagon order on same-sex spousal benefits

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/10/2815087/3-states-stand-alone-in-defying.html Currently, three states are ignoring the Pentagon’s order to grant benefits to same-sex married couples. Those states are Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Under the Pentagon’s order, all married couples, regardless of their gender, are to be treated equally. That means only three states are refusing to treat military personnel the same regardless of their … Continue reading Kentucky complying with Pentagon order on same-sex spousal benefits

Social Security and same-sex couples

http://ssa.gov/doma/ On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Social Security is now processing some retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due. We continue to work closely with the Department of Justice. In the coming weeks and … Continue reading Social Security and same-sex couples

Answers for Same-Sex Marriage case

The Answers on the same-sex marriage case for Louisville, Kentucky were due last Monday, September 16, 2013, but the Attorney General’s office has asked for an extension so that they can file responses to both lawsuits filed by this office. The second case was filed in Frankfort and the due date on those Answers are … Continue reading Answers for Same-Sex Marriage case