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Ky. gay marriage ban nixed, but no weddings yet

 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

Ky. to use outside counsel in gay-marriage case

 Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries after the attorney general announced that he would not pursue the case further. The split legal decisions from two Democrats come four days after a federal

Ky. seeks delay in recognizing same-sex marriage

 Move suggests state attorney general is considering joining counterparts in six other states who have decided not to appeal similar rulings. Kentucky’s attorney general asked a federal judge on Thursday to delay by 90 days an order requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Citing the importance of the case, Attorney