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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 Walton … 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 same-sex benefits to marries 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

More news about the Kentucky same-sex marriage cases

On September 12, 2013, there was a case filed in Frankfort Kentucky state court to recognize same-sex marriages. That case was not filed by this office, but we wish them good luck. The Plaintiffs in that case are KENTUCKY EQUALITY FEDERATION, LINDSEY BAIN, and DANIEL ROGERS.      

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

Updates on Same-sex marriages/ LGBT

Since DOMA was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, changes have been coming up in Kentucky and other states at a pretty¬†rapid (for the law) pace. We will start with Kentucky. For the two cases filed in the two Federal jurisdictions in Kentucky, which were filed by Shannon Fauver and Dawn Elliott of the Fauver … Continue reading Updates on Same-sex marriages/ LGBT

More links about the Kentucky same-sex marriage case

http://dockets.justia.com/browse/state-kentucky/noscat-13/nos-440/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/marriage-lawsuits-doma_n_3679005.html http://blueinthebluegrass.blogspot.com/2013/07/kentucky-married-couple-sues-for-legal.html http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-couple-challenging-states-ban-same-sex-marriages http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/31/court-fight-looms-over-va-ban-on-gay-marriage/?page=all http://www.edgeboston.com/news/national///147471/ky_couple_challenges_ban_on_same-sex_marriage http://www.watermarkonline.com/2013/07/26/kentucky-couple-challenges-same-sex-marriage-ban-in-federal-court/ http://wfpl.org/post/fairness-campaign-focuses-discrimination-issues-supports-ky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit http://christiannews.net/2013/08/01/kentucky-sued-in-federal-court-in-effort-to-force-state-to-recognize-homosexual-marriages/  

New Plaintiffs in Same-sex marriage case in Kentucky

On August 16, 2013, the Fauver Law Office added additional Plaintiffs to the lawsuit to have same-sex marriages from other states and countries recognized in Kentucky. http://www.kystandard.com/content/marriage-equality http://santamonicachurch.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/news-of-note-gay-couple-files-lawsuit-against-kentucky-for-marriage-discrimination/ http://westkentuckystar.com/News/State/Kentucky/KY-Couple-Challenges-Ban-on-Same-sex-Marriage.aspx http://www.gaylawnet.com/laws/us_ky.htm http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=15945&MediaType=1&Category=26 http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/06/2751178/aug-6-letters-to-the-editor.html http://thequire.com/2013/07/27/gay-kentucky-couple-files-suit-against-states-same-sex-marriage-ban/ http://marriedandcounting.blogspot.com/p/marriage-equality-news.html

Additional Plaintiffs for the same-sex marriage case

Additional Plaintiffs were added to the same-sex marriage case in Kentucky on August 16, 2013, along with a second case being filed in the State. Additional links to the stories are as follows: http://equalityontrial.com/2013/07/29/27154kentucky-couple-files-marriage-equality-challenge-in-federal-court/ http://features.rr.com/article/025wf0g7vx0O7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Kentucky http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/couple-challenges-kentuckys-refusal-to-recognize-their-marriage/discrimination/2013/07/26/71800 http://southern4life.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-kentucky-first-lawsuit-has-been.html http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2013/07/31/homosexual-couple-married-in-canada-challenge-ky-marriage-law#.UhHudo3D-Uk http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a48bea8afe6a4a2dab3ea95c6eb40fc6/KY–Same-Sex-Marriage-Kentucky https://soundcloud.com/wfplnews/interview-with-greg-bourke-on   http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023368020