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4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases

On this day four years ago, July 26, 2013, Fauver Law Office, which was Dawn Elliott and Shannon Fauver, filed the case, Bourke v. Beshear, which started Kentucky on the path to the U.S. Supreme Court and a ruling on marriage equality. When we filed the case, we were told that we could not win, … Continue reading 4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases

Two years since Marriage Equality became the law of the land

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples and the world has changed forever. Obergefell v. Hodges Looking back, on June 26, 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that no one could be charged with a crime for … Continue reading Two years since Marriage Equality became the law of the land

The importance of your vote this election

Last year, 2015, only a fraction of Kentuckians voted and we elected a Governor without a mandate from the people as less than half the people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky voted. This election cycle, we in Kentucky, and in the rest of the country, are voting for everything from who will hear your traffic … Continue reading The importance of your vote this election

Metal detectors at JCPS?

Metal Detectors in JCPS? Last week, I met with Dr. Raisor, the Chief Operations Officer for JCPS to discuss the possibility of putting metal detectors/magnetometers in all JCPS middle and high schools. It was a productive first meeting, and there will be more. There are many people working on this issue including but not limited to Scott Drabenstadt, … Continue reading Metal detectors at JCPS?

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit:  Get a copy of your credit report. If you live in Kentucky, you are entitled to a free copy every year. You can get it from www.annualcreditreport.com. Do not take any of the add-ons, just go straight through for your free report. Once you have … Continue reading Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

What is a Gross Misdemeanor

A bill was recently introduced for consideration for Kentucky’s General Assembly next year that would change some felonies to “gross misdemeanors”. A felony is crime punishable by over a year and jail and if one pleads guilty, or is found guilty of a felony, it has previously kept people from (just some of the limitations) voting, owning a gun, and … Continue reading What is a Gross Misdemeanor

Star Trek and same-sex marriage

How Star Trek and Marriage Equality are tied together, in my life The history of the same-gender marriage timeline have been discussed in other blog posts, but where same-gender (or same-sex) marriage began to intersect with Star Trek in my timeline was in 2012. In 2012, I filed the first same-gender bankruptcy case in Kentucky. At that point, some states … Continue reading Star Trek and same-sex marriage

New expungement rules for felonies in Kentucky

As of July 15, 2016 many felonies in Kentucky can be expunged. The list is long enough hat is it is easier to say what is NOT expugnable. The convictions, or guilty pleas, that can’t be expunged are: Crimes involving seniors. Sex crimes. Drug trafficking; and Human trafficking. If the felony does not fall under one of these categories, it may be eligible … Continue reading New expungement rules for felonies in Kentucky