Legislation Asks Kentucky Governor, Attorney General to Appeal Same-Sex Ruling

Feb 19, 2014

Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown
Credit Legislative Research Commission

A central Kentucky lawmaker has filed a bill urging the governor and attorney general to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. 

Republican Representative Tim Moore of Elizabethtown says voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2004 that recognizes marriage between one man and one woman. 

"The laws of other states or the ruling of a federal court should not trump the will of a majority of Kentuckians," adds Moore. 

Alison Martin, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jack Conway, says the office will not have a response until a final order has been issued in the case.

Governor Beshear has said he thinks the issue will ultimately by decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.