The Kentucky interviewee:. It is a lesbian couple with no children. They were legally married in Massachusetts. One spouse is a disabled Iraqi war veteran. The court system refuses to divorce them, which means they would have to go back to Massachusetts and live there for a year to get Massachusetts jurisdiction for the divorce.
Support remains high for gay marriage - but opposition grows
In the Wall Street Journal today , Cato senior fellow Walter Olson praises the New York legislature both for passing a marriage equality bill and for including guarantees of religious freedom in the bill:. New York expanded its marriage law not under court order but after deliberation by elected lawmakers with the signature of an elected governor. Of the key group of affluent New Yorkers said to have pushed the campaign for the bill, many self-identify as conservative or libertarian. A GOP-run state Senate gave the measure its approval….
Robert P. It concerns the issue of same-sex marriage and the courts. Here is an excerpt: We are in the midst of a showdown over the legal definition of marriage. Now the fight may head to the U.