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Governor Beshear Orders Defense Of Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by State Net

BESHEAR ORDERS DEFENSE OF KY GAY MARRIAGE BAN: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said the Bluegrass State would hire a private sector attorney to defend the state's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. Beshear made the announcement... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: Governor Pence Says Indiana Won't Recognize Gay Marriages Performed In State After Court Ruling
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by State Net

PENCE SAYS IN WON'T RECOGNIZE GAY MARRIAGES: The lead legal counsel for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) announced last week that the Hoosier State will not recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June before a court ruling allowing those... Read More

Abercrombie Calls Gay Marriage Special Session
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by State Net

Saying the votes are there, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) called for a special session next month to allow lawmakers to act on legislation that would make the Aloha State the 14th to legalize same-sex marriage. The session has been scheduled for Oct... Read More

Oklahoma Governor Blocks Same-Sex Benefits For National Guard
Posted on 24 Sep 2013 by State Net

FALLIN BLOCKS SAME-SEX BENEFITS FOR GUARD: Saying she was honoring the wishes of Sooner State voters, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has ordered her state's National Guard units to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples... Read More

Whitewood v. Wolf Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
Posted on 18 Jun 2014 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

In a decision handed down on May 20th, Federal District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage, concluding that "all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage." Whitewood v. Wolf ,... Read More