same-sex marriage http://wfpl.org en Federal Judge Tells Indiana to Recognize Couple's Same-Sex Marriage http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-tells-indiana-recognize-couples-same-sex-marriage <p>EVANSVILLE — A federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize the marriage of a gay couple before one of the women, who has cancer, dies.</p><p>The Indiana attorney general's office says U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young granted the couple's request for a temporary restraining order Thursday to keep the state from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriages against the couple.</p><p>Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler wanted Indiana to recognize their 2013 marriage in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where same-sex marriage is legal.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:37:01 +0000 Associated Press 9112 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge Tells Indiana to Recognize Couple's Same-Sex Marriage What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <p>So the lawsuit that sought to force Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage has been appealed and U.S. District Judge John Heyburn has extended a stay in the case.</p><p>What happens next?</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:43:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 8942 at http://wfpl.org What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? Partners in Law Firm Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Order for Kentucky Gave Thousands to Beshear http://wfpl.org/post/partners-law-firm-appealing-same-sex-marriage-order-kentucky-gave-thousands-beshear <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has gotten thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from partners in his choice of a law firm to appeal a federal order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.</p><p>Attorneys from VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards &amp; McCann gave $11,250 to Beshear in the last several election cycles, according to campaign finance data from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8877 at http://wfpl.org Partners in Law Firm Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Order for Kentucky Gave Thousands to Beshear Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Picks Ashland Firm to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gov-steve-beshear-picks-ashland-firm-appeal-federal-judges-same-sex-marriage-order <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 5:30 p.m.: The Contract</strong></p><p>The contract between the state and the Ashland firm runs from Thursday through June 6. There's a $100,000 cap on payments to the firm, the document said.</p><p>Here's the structure: $125 per hour for partners; $90 per hour for associates; &nbsp;and $40 per hour for paralegals.</p><p>Here's the contract.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:32:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 8864 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Picks Ashland Firm to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order Kentucky Pushes Back Deadline in Search for Attorneys to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-pushes-back-deadline-search-attorneys-appeal-same-sex-marriage-order <p>The &nbsp;deadline for attorneys seeking to take up the state's appeal of a federal judge's same-sex marriage order has been pushed back, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office said.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8816 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Pushes Back Deadline in Search for Attorneys to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order Attorneys in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case Filing Similar Lawsuit in Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/attorneys-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-case-filing-similar-lawsuit-indiana <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated: </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Southern Indiana same-sex couples are challenging in federal court the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:34:57 +0000 Joseph Lord 8805 at http://wfpl.org Attorneys in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case Filing Similar Lawsuit in Indiana U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to Take Senior Judge Status http://wfpl.org/post/us-district-judge-john-heyburn-take-senior-judge-status <p>The federal judge whose recent rulings on a Kentucky same-sex marriage lawsuit made national headlines plans to take senior status.</p><p>U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II last month informed President Obama that he'll move to senior judge status on April 1, according to the U.S. District Clerk's Office for the Western District of Kentucky.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:04:37 +0000 Joseph Lord 8784 at http://wfpl.org U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to Take Senior Judge Status Kentucky's Courageous Attorneys General, Past and Present http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-courageous-attorneys-general-past-and-present <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a half century ago, my parents gave me for Christmas a copy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage." It was a collection of stories about United States senators through history who somehow stood up to the prevailing sentiments of their day to take stands that, in time, would earn them special places in history. Among those he included were John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton and Robert A. Taft. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:00:28 +0000 Keith Runyon 8782 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Courageous Attorneys General, Past and Present Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway Explains Decision to Not Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-attorney-general-jack-conway-explains-decision-not-appeal-same-sex-marriage-order <p>FRANKFORT — Last month, U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn&nbsp;issued an opinion that Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban&nbsp;violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, effectively allowing out-of-state same-sex marriages to be recognized in the state.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:26:18 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8779 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway Explains Decision to Not Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order Alison Lundergan Grimes 'Dodging' and 'Evading' Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Appeal, Says Independent http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-dodging-and-evading-stance-same-sex-marriage-appeal-says-independent <p>Independent U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry is shredding Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes for what he calls a "dodging" and "evading" answer on whether she support appealing a federal same-sex marriage ruling.</p><p>Kentucky's top two officials—Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway—disagreed on whether the state should fight a federal order that the state must recognize out-of-state marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.</p><p>Conway said he would not appeal the ruling while Beshear said he is hiring outside counsel to do so.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8778 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes 'Dodging' and 'Evading' Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Appeal, Says Independent