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Kentucky Ordered To Recognize Same-Sex Couples Marriages Published: February 27, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn ordered Kentucky officials to recognize same-sex couples’ marriages performed out of state, an order that followed his Feb. 12 opinion in the case, according to

Kentucky’s Constitution and laws that ban recognition of such marriages, Heyburn wrote, “violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, and they are void and unenforceable.”

Although state officials earlier Thursday sought a stay of his order pending any appeal, none was issued in Heyburn’s order — though a response could follow, reports.

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