Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states -judge

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Posted: Feb 12, 2014 3:39 PM

(Reuters) - Kentucky must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of residents who wed outside the state, a federal judge said on Wednesday in the latest of a series of rulings that would expand gay rights following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.

Four Kentucky same-sex couples who were married out of state had challenged a state law that declared such marriages void and the accompanying rights unenforceable. They did not challenge a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

(Reporting by David Bailey; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)