What is Pride Month? This is from an ally, which means that I support the LGBT community, even while not being in the community. Pride month is in June. This year, 2019, is the 50th anniversary to the Stonewall Uprising or Stonewall Riots, depending on your source. From the Library of Congress: “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, … Continue reading What is Pride?
On this day four years ago, July 26, 2013, Shannon Fauver, at the Fauver Law Office, filed the case, Bourke v. Beshear, which started Kentucky on the path to the U.S. Supreme Court and a ruling on marriage equality. Her associate, Dawn Elliott, also was counsel on the case and they decided that someone should … Continue reading 4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases
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
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
Stanford University was gracious enough to have the entire legal team and all the Plaintiffs that could join us to their university this week so that we could talk with the students, and professor, that have been proof reading and fact checking for the Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear cases that are to be heard on April 28, 2015 by the … Continue reading Stanford University
We are on our way to the Supreme Court. On January 16, 2015, the US Supreme Court has granted cert for the cases from the 6th Circuit. This means that the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on the cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee regarding the bans on same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court will be hearing arguments … Continue reading The Supreme Court ruling from 1/16/15
The case being referred to by some as the “Roe v Wade” of gay marriage. In an interview with Michael DeLeon and Greg Bourke, you can here from one of the couples in this case. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2014/12/exclusive-the-roevwadeofgaymarriagepartone.html
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the same-sex marriage cases. These cases represented the six cases in Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. The Court did not indicate when the decision will be coming out, but they did indicate that it would most likely not be a final … Continue reading 6th Circuit Oral Arguments
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.
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