KY Gay Marriage Ban Nixed, But No Weddings Yet

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

Tuesday's ruling by a federal judge, which said Kentucky's ban violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, was put on hold because similar cases from other states are being heard by a federal appeals court. It's unclear when Kentucky may begin issuing marriage licenses.

For now, lead plaintiff Timothy Love of Louisville says he'll celebrate the latest legal victory with his partner of 34 years, 55-year-old Larry Ysunza. He says he knows he and others likely will have to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the issue -- and when that may happen is unknown.

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