Kentucky argues in brief that gay marriage ban is not biased

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:51 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

The brief argues that because Kentucky's law bars everyone from same-sex marriage, it isn't discriminatory and should be upheld.

Attorney Dan Canon, who represents six gay couples challenging Kentucky's gay marriage ban, told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1EZ2tMy) that the argument in the brief filed last week is "especially absurd."

Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said the governor would have no comment. He has said previously that he favors a decision by the Supreme Court.

Justices will hear arguments on April 28 on state marriage bans from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com