FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Six couples, including four gay couples and two straight couples, have sued a county clerk in Kentucky for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.
Attorney General Jack Conway will not defend gay marriage ban.
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The latest on the defiant Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, disobeying a federal judge and serving five days in jail for contempt (all times local):
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Passing statewide legislation to protect gay and bisexual people from workplace discrimination would be good for Kentucky businesses, gay rights advocates said Thursday.
After a five-day stint in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will return to work as soon as Friday to face another day of reckoning.
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed a lawsuit against the governor, claiming he violated her religious freedom by telling all clerks that they must either issue licenses or resign.
(AP) The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says lawyers for the couples who sued to be issued marriage licenses in Rowan County are seeking to recover more than $233,000 in legal fees and costs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis "has not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success" in her legal bid to exempt her office from licensing same-sex marriages, a federal appeals court reiterated Tuesday.
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Danville City Commission has altered a proposed gay rights ordinance to exempt religious groups after a Baptist-affiliated organization threatened to leave the city.
The Danville City Commission has approved a gay rights ordinance, though it includes an exemption for religious organizations.Media report 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.Despite some objections, officials adopted the amended version that includes an exemption for "faith-based" institutions after Sunrise Children’s Services said it would move its child care center out of Danville without one.The Baptist-affiliated agency receives a significant portion of its funding from the government, but it refuses gay job applicants.The ordinance will become law after it is published by the local newspaper.
A Kentucky clerk's office turned away a gay couple seeking a marriage license on Thursday, defying a federal judge's order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom.
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Kim Davis's deputy clerks have been busy since their boss was hauled to jail, issuing 10 marriage licenses, including seven to same-sex couples, her employee Brian Mason said Wednesday.
AUSTIN (AP) Doritos unveiled bags of rainbow-colored corn chips on Thursday in support of the It Gets Better Project, an organization started to encourage gay and lesbian teenagers who’ve been bullied.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is hosting its second annual fair housing forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
Georgia man was found dead, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, on the afternoon of Nov. 12 at the Elysium Resort in Fort Lauderdale.
Wait a minute. Aren't they on the same team?
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - 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.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s lawyers are using the words “absurd,” “forlorn” and “obtuse” to describe the legal arguments a county clerk has used to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Kentucky's outgoing Democratic governor says the state will recognize the marriage licenses that county clerk Kim Davis altered because of her religious beliefs.
The ongoing battle between equal rights under the law and the religious right-wing's desire to discriminate escalated Monday when the anti-gay Liberty Counsel filed a response brief on behalf of the Kentucky County Clerk who was sued by the ACLU for refusing to issue marriage licenses.
Hundreds of protesters have filled the street in front of the federal courthouse in Ashland as they wait for a hearing to start on the gay marriage case in Kentucky.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker for a gala hosted by the South Carolina Equality Sunday, where she outlined her plans to fight for LGBT equality if elected to the presidency next year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Jefferson County Public Schools has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
In a recent in-depth interview with Vogue, Jennifer Lawrence revealed Kim Davis, the embattled Kentucky county clerk who caused a media firestorm this summer after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, makes her feel "embarrassed" to be from the Bluegrass State.
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A county clerk in Kentucky will not immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, her lawyer says, despite a federal judge ordering her to do so Wednesday in a case that seeks to reconcile the country's new marriage law and its protections of religious freedom.
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