Family Foundation Executive Director Kent Ostrander http://wfpl.org en Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/federal-ruling-martial-law-against-marriage-says-family-foundation-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge's ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage undermines voters authority to define marriage as they see fit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat's according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-gay rights activists with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, who lashed out at a court decision Tuesday against the Kentucky's gay marriage ban.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:47:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9687 at http://wfpl.org Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky Gay Marriage Opponents, Supporters Agree Obama Re-Ignites Debate http://wfpl.org/post/gay-marriage-opponents-supporters-agree-obama-re-ignites-debate <p>Gay rights advocates and opponents will debate same-sex marriage on <a href="http://www.ket.org/cgi-local/fw_kytonight.exe/db/ket/dmps/programs?id=KYTO">KET&rsquo;s Kentucky Tonight program Monday</a> with both sides agreeing President Obama&#39;s recent support has triggered a new discussion.</p><p>In 2004, three-fourths of voters approved an <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/2004-11-02-ky-initiative-gay-marriage_x.htm">amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage</a>. But gay rights activists highlight a recent survey that shows <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/02/07/1626160/survey-more-kentuckians-oppose.html">83 percent of registered voters in Kentucky now support civil protections</a> for LGBT individuals.</p><p>Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman is participating in the KET debate. He says things have changed over the past eight years and revisiting the topic is appropriate given Mr. Obama&rsquo;s remarks.</p><p>&quot;I absolutely believe that President Obama&rsquo;s support of same gender marriage has reignited the debate across the nation and really opened the door for more support than there ever has been before,&rdquo; he says. &quot;I think Democrats are proceeding more timidly than they need to be. Everyone in America, including conservatives and independents across the border are in support of full LGBT fairness and equality.&quot;</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:10:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 614 at http://wfpl.org