Local Minister Speaks on Gay Marriage

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A three-judge appellate court panel in Cincinnati is on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate after hearing yesterday from attorneys representing gay couples from several states, including Kentucky.

Kentucky's cases stem from rulings earlier this year involving banning out-of-state same-sex marriages and not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which the judge said violates the Equal Protection Clause.

Area churches WBKO heard from in the past disagree with same-sex marriage, but the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church feels differently.

"Anything that discriminates against someone based on their identity is going in the wrong direction. We respect the fact people who hold the Bible as sacred will have different views, but from our framework, it's a question of civil rights," said Peter Connolly.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals did not indicate when it would rule.

If the 6th Circuit decides against gay marriage, it would put pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue.


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