Attorneys representing multiple gay couples told judges from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday that’s there’s no rational reason for barring same-sex couples from getting married.
Lawyers hired by Gov. Steve Beshear say the state should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage because it has an economic interest in married couples having children.
Kentucky‘s cases stem from rulings earlier this year that the state’s ban on recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages and the state’s prohibition on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause.
It’s not known when the judges will rule.
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