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Another Marriage Victory: Federal judge rules Kentucky marriage ban unconstitutional

Date: 
July 01, 2014

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Another Marriage Victory: Federal judge rules Kentucky marriage ban unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2014 —The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is welcoming the decision by a federal judge to strike down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban.

"The Bluegrass State now joins what is becoming a long list of states where same-sex couples can get married. According to the latest U.S. Census data, there are at least 7,195 same-sex couples living in Kentucky. This is an amazing development for the millions of people who long for the day when marriage equality is not a blue state or red state issue, but rather a right that is enjoyed in every part of these United States of America."

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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