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Kentucky clerk says governor told him to issue licenses or resign

Friday, July 10, 2015
Kentucky clerk Casey Davis
Casey Davis said he would go to jail before he resigned and vowed he would not issue any marriage licenses in Casey County after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. ...

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Kentucky governor tells clerk to issue gay marriage licenses

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
Kentucky's governor told a county clerk of court Thursday that he should either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or resign. ...

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Kentucky governor: No special session for marriage licenses, issue already settled by Supreme Court

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
It would cost about $60,000 a day to call the legislature back in session, and Beshear said there was no need to do that for an issue the Supreme court has settled. ...

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Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky to same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Benjamin Moore, left, and Tadd Roberts kiss after their marriage ceremony at the Jefferson County Clerks Office Friday, June 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.
Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts. ...

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Kentucky governor makes appeal to Supreme Court in gay marriage case

Friday, December 12, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
The governor's private attorneys filed the request this week, joining plaintiffs who earlier appealed a lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws. ...

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Ky. Senate approves bill aimed at AG’s refusal to defend gay marriage ban

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Attorney General Jack Conway (D-Ky.)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Senate reacted Monday to the attorney general's refusal to appeal a ruling allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages, passing a bill that would allow top legislative leaders to intervene in such situations. ...

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Judge considers whether to issue stay in Ky. same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, March 17, 2014
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge is weighing whether to allow his order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries or put the issue on hold pending an appeal by Gov. Steve Beshear. ...

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Ky. governor asks for delay in same-sex marriage ruling while he appeals

Friday, March 14, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday asked a federal judge to delay the effective date of his ruling allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages while he appeals the case. ...

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Ky. governor hires private law firm to defend same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a $100,000 contract with a private law firm from Ashland to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages. ...

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Ky. governor to hire outside counsel to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries after the attorney general announced that he would ...

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