A snap shot in time from April 2015: Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later?

Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later? The question isn’t whether or not same-sex marriage will be legal in Kentucky; the question is when it will be legal in Kentucky. At this point, Kentucky has the opportunity to be a trailblazer with regard to the legalization of same-sex marriage. To date, fifty-five percent of the … Continue reading A snap shot in time from April 2015: Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later?

4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases

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

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

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

Stanford University

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

The Supreme Court ruling from 1/16/15

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

6th Circuit Oral Arguments

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

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

Ky Same -sex case to be landmark

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/court-to-decide-if-spousal-privilege-can-be-invoked-for-same-sex-couples/-/9718340/20452184/-/157q3yh/-/index.html Even if Kentucky doesn’t recognize their marriage, they are married in another state and it will come down to whether or not the Court here will allow one spouse to testify against another spouse when she has invoked spousal privilege. If they were a opposite sex married couple the court would have to allow … Continue reading Ky Same -sex case to be landmark

DOMA struck down

Today, the US Supreme Court has ruled that DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) is unconstitutional and that married couples of any gender are entitled to the same protections as to opposite sex married couples. http://templatelab.com/supreme-court-us-vs-windsor/ Of course, Kentucky has an amendment which bans same sex marriage, so that will have to be addressed next. … Continue reading DOMA struck down