Ky. governor argues against marriage equality in court filing

05/13/2014 |

Lawyers hired by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear filed a brief last week, urging a federal appeals court to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The brief argues that the state has a legitimate interest in preserving heterosexual marriages because a stable birth rate is essential to the economy. "The exclusion of same-sex couples on procreation grounds makes just as little sense as excluding post-menopausal couples or infertile couples on procreation grounds," said U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in his February ruling striking down the state's marriage ban.

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