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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 not pursue the case further. [...]

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Ky. National Guard now allowing benefits for married same-sex couples

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has accepted a recommendation from the state's adjutant general to allow spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits. [...]

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Ky. House may override Governor’s veto of religious freedom bill

Monday, March 25, 2013
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky state House is prepared to hold a vote Tuesday on overriding Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a bill that sponsors say is intended to protect the religious beliefs of Kentuckians from government intrusion. [...]

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Kentucky governor vetoes religious freedom bill

Friday, March 22, 2013
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear will have to decide Friday whether to veto a bill that supporters say would give stronger legal standing in Kentucky to people who claim their religious rights are being violated. [...]

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