Kentucky gay marriage ban struck down

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to wed in the state of Kentucky, and that it must also recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. USA Today:

In Tuesday's ruling in favor of two Louisville couples, Heyburn rejected the only justification that lawyers for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had offered — that traditional marriages contribute to a stable birth rate and the state's long-term economic stability.

"These arguments are not those of serious people," he said.

From The Meaning of Liff:

Kentucky. adv. Fitting exactly and satisfyingly. The cardboard box that slides neatly into an exact space in a garage, or the last book which exactly fills a bookshelf, is said to fit 'real nice and kentucky'.

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  1. At last a judge that can see the difference between a 'reason' and an 'excuse'.

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