Ky. voters pass Constitutional Amendment 1 known as Marsy’s Law

Marsy's Law
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Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:57 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Amendment one on the ballot (Marsy’s Law) in Kentucky passed with 63% voting yes.

The amendment passed in 2018, but was voided by the Kentucky Supreme Court due to vague wording on the ballot.

“On behalf of tens of thousands of crime victims statewide, thank you, Kentuckians, for voting YES to approve Amendment 1. Marsy’s Law for Kentucky will correct the troubling imbalance our current justice system allows — finally giving victims constitutionally protected rights equal to those of the accused and convicted. Countless elected officials, community leaders, and advocates across the Commonwealth have fought for years to ensure that crime victims are given the voice and dignity they deserve, and today that worthy goal has become a reality," said Senator Whitney Westerfield (R), Primary sponsor of Senate Bill 15.

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