The ACLU has sued to have the law overturned. She expects more to come next week, but said her staff should be able to handle the increase in traffic. The legal status of the gay marriages registered in Montgomery County is unclear. Hours after the U. Beshear said in a statement that the state pursued its appeal to get a "final determination of what the law in this country would be" and that the ruling Friday "finally provides that clarity. A spokesman for The Family Foundation of Kentucky, an organization that advocated for the state's ban on gay marriage, responded to the ruling by saying the Supreme Court "has gone rogue from the Constitution.
Officials must now respond by Sept.
Pa. sues to stop issuance of gay marriage licenses
Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage of Act. A state law defines marriage as a civil contract in which a man and a woman take each other as husband and wife. Hanes began issuing licenses to same-sex couples shortly after the U. Jeffrey Dupree and David Phillips, the first gay couple in the county to receive a legal Tennessee marriage license, and Jacob Finkle and Casey Crawford, the second, patiently waited in the Jonesborough Courthouse while Storey conferred with Nashville about exactly how she should comply with the order to immediately begin issuing the licenses. Like him on Facebook: Love was the lead plaintiff in the case that led a federal judge to strike down the state's ban on gay marriage - a precursor Friday's ruling by the U. Bruce Hanes, the register of wills in Montgomery County, "repeatedly and continuously" flouted the law.
The Health Department, which oversees marriage licenses for the state, said in the lawsuit that Hanes' actions interfere with the agency's administrative responsibilities and would likely lead to illegal claims for benefits. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Beshear said in a statement that the state pursued its appeal to get a "final determination of what the law in this country would be" and that the ruling Friday "finally provides that clarity. Officials must now respond by Sept. Other couples soon followed. Tom Corbett 's office indicated that it would defend the state's marriage law in a separate legal challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Hours after the U.