Ky. Gov. Makes Appeal to Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

Friday Dec 12, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has joined in an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage.

The Courier-Journal reports Beshear's private attorneys filed the request this week, joining plaintiffs who earlier appealed a lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws. The ruling last month by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans since the Supreme Court struck down part of a federal anti-gay marriage law last year.

Despite the ruling in favor of Beshear, the filing says the governor has "consistently taken the position that the citizens of Kentucky deserve to have the highest court of the land determine" whether gay marriage is a constitutional right.

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