Correction to previous press release. Kentucky Historical Accuracy.
On April 16, 2015 Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Wingate struck-down Kentucky’s 2004 Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky stating, “Kentucky’s statutory and constitutional bans on same-sex marriage void and unenforceable for violating Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Members Constitutional Rights.”
Civil Action 13-CI-01074, Consolidated with Civil Action 14-CI-311. For copies, please reply to this email.
Kentucky Equality Federation sued the Commonwealth of the Kentucky over the ban, a legal theory conceived by Kentucky Equality Federation founder Jordan Palmer who then produced a “legal theory” and approached multiple attorneys to file it; they agreed with him.
To the credit of the Commonwealth, it did indeed strike down all gay marriage bans in the Commonwealth on April 16, 2015.
Attorneys for the Governor filed an emergency injunction pending an additional ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court, whichever occurred first. On June 26, 2015 the Kentucky Court of Justice dissolved its previous stay.
Attorneys are now suing Governor Beshear to recover their legal fees.