Using a 23-page ruling, Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled this Wednesday that the state of Kentucky will recognize the marriage of same-sex couples performed in other states.
Heyburn argued that Kentucky laws treat gays and lesbians in “a denigrating way” whereby he ordered to void the state provision which permitted it.
Celebrate weddings between same-sex and recognize such marriages performed in other states were a constitutional prohibition, until it was repealed in 2004 by popular vote.
What was not determined in the ruling of Heyburn, is whether it can force Kentucky to celebrate gay marriages, because that aspect was not included in the lawsuit filed by four gay couples and a lesbian group.
They requested that their marriages, which were performed in other states, be recognized in Kentucky.