Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear’s Statement Regarding Supreme Court Consideration of Same Sex Marriage Cases

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 16, 2015  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky.– “The Supreme Court made the right decision in choosing to rule on the four pending cases regarding same sex marriage. Because the Sixth Circuit’s ruling conflicts with other Circuit opinions on the same issue, this created unacceptable variances in state laws that only the Supreme Court can resolve.  

Any further delay in the Court’s consideration of these cases would prolong the instability and uncertainty which states and families currently endure.  Kentuckians, and indeed all Americans, deserve clarity and finality on this matter, and the assurance that the law will be consistent across state lines.” – Gov. Steve Beshear