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KY faith leaders call for LGBT marriage, fairness

Some of our folks were in the news today, participating in a rally and press conference in support of same-sex marriage and fairness for the LGBT community.

Kentucky Faith Leaders for Fairness joined with the Fairness Coalition and Southerners for the Freedom to Marry to call for support of same-gender marriage and statewide anti-discrimination protections in the commonwealth on Monday. The event was co-chaired by Rev. Bojangles Blanchard (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) and Rev. Derek Penwell (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ).

The discussion has been looming large lately, as states are having to discuss the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and the recognition of same sex marriages from other states. German Lopez of Vox lends some insight into the current situation (with a really great infographic you should check out):

As a result, Oregon's same-sex couples will be able to get married starting today. But it's likely that, as with othe same-sex marriage cases, the ruling — and same-sex marriages — will eventually be put on hold until it works through the appeals process. The ruling makes Oregon the 10th state to see its same-sex marriage ban partially or fully repealed. Most recently, judges struck down bans in Idaho and Arkansas.