Family Foundation Executive Director Kent Ostrander en Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of 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 Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky Gay Marriage Opponents, Supporters Agree Obama Re-Ignites Debate <p>Gay rights advocates and opponents will debate same-sex marriage on <a href="">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="">amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage</a>. But gay rights activists highlight a recent survey that shows <a href="">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