State of LGBT Marriage in Kentucky
Currently, Kentucky's Constitution defines marriage as as
exclusive union between a man and a woman. Kentucky has
several revised statues (KRS) that prohibit same-sex marriage:
- KRS 402.020(d) Other prohibited marriages.
- Between members of the same sex.
- KRS 402.040 Marriage in another state.
- If any resident of this state marries in
another state, the marriage shall be valid here if valid
in the state where solemnized, unless the marriage is
against Kentucky public policy.
- A marriage between members of the same sex is
against Kentucky public policy and shall be subject to
the prohibitions established in KRS 402.045.
402.005 Definition of marriage.
As used and recognized in the law of the Commonwealth,
"marriage" refers only to the civil status, condition, or
relation of one (1) man and one (1) woman united in law for
life, for the discharge to each other and the community of
the duties legally incumbent upon those whose association is
founded on the distinction of sex.
In 2004, the right-wing lead a Constitutional Amendment (just in
case the Kentucky Court of Justice decided to strike down one or
more of the laws listed above) which was passed by Kentucky
Commonwealth of Kentucky -
Constitution Section 233A
Valid or recognized marriage -- Legal status of
Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or
recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical
or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried
individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
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