BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Many people have been pushing to legalize same-sex marriage for a while, and this week a federal judge in Kentucky took the state one step closer to it.
The judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in other states and countries.
That means they'll receive the same benefits as other couples -- including name changes and listing both parents' names on adoption forms.
While religious groups tend to say they disagree with the lifestyle, the pope made a comment last year that implies more acceptance of it.
"Any unjust discrimination against anyone, but especially against homosexuals, is forbidden. We should not judge and look down on other people. It's not our place. Everyone struggles with sin and you have no right to look down on that person for whatever their particular struggle with sin is," said Father Daniel Dillard of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Father Dillard says while he believes in tolerance, the church views homosexuality as a sin.
The new law goes into effect March 20th.