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Federal judge strikes down Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, July 1, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in Louisville concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex couples...

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Danville, Ky., gives final approval to LGBT rights ordinance

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
DANVILLE, Ky. -- The Danville, Ky., City Commission has approved an LGBT rights ordinance, though it includes an exemption for religious organizations. Officials voted 4-1 on Monday in favor of the ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It was the seventh city in the state to approve such a measure,

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Louisville, Ky., high school approves transgender bathroom policy

| Saturday, June 7, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville high school has passed a policy allowing transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Atherton High School Principal Thomas Aberli said a school council voted 8-1 on Thursday in favor of the policy.

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Danville, Ky., advances proposed LGBT rights ordinance

| Thursday, May 29, 2014
DANVILLE, Ky. -- The Danville, Ky., city commission has advanced an ordinance that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in cases of employment, housing or public accommodations.

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Judge orders Ky. to pay $70K in legal fees for same-sex marriage case

| Friday, May 16, 2014
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to pay $70,000 in attorney's fees to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

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Ky. governor: Gay marriage threatens birth rates, can induce economic crises

| Friday, May 9, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky governor Steve Beshear says in a new legal brief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot “naturally procreate," and the state has an interest in ensuring that they do.

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Ky. AG who supports marriage equality announces candidacy for governor

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Attorney General Jack Conway (D-Ky.)
Jack Conway, the Democratic Attorney General of Kentucky, announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday and has a message for anyone criticizing his decision to not defend Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban. "They do so at their own peril," he said.

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Louisville, Ky., rejects city pool expenses for Boy Scouts due to anti-gay policy

| Friday, April 25, 2014
Louisville, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- City officials in Louisville, Ky., have told the town council they can not approve expenses to keep a city pool open late for local Boy Scouts because the organization's ban on gay scout leaders violates the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.

Univ. of Kentucky says survey was intended to improve health services

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky says a campus-wide student survey that asked students whether homosexuality was a sin was intended to improve the school’s health services.

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Univ. of Kentucky survey asks students if homosexuality is a mental illness

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky has issued a campus-wide student survey that asks students if they’d rather be gay or straight, whether homosexuality was a sin, and if they believed homosexuality was a mental illness.

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