WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News, Weather, Sports

Gay marriage cases from Ky., three other states draw activists

CINCINNATI (AP) - Hundreds of gay marriage supporters are rallying in downtown Cincinnati near the federal courthouse where judges will consider arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in four states.

Advocates are holding up banners and signs urging "Freedom to Marry" or other messages in favor of legal challenges to bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The Fountain Square crowd included couples who married in states where same-sex marriages are legal and other longtime couples who say they are waiting for it to become legal in their home states.

There was little sign of public opposition near the courthouse; opponents say they planned to pray that the judges uphold "traditional marriage."

A Michigan man who married his male partner this year camped out overnight to secure a courtroom seat Wednesday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 270196681 - wkyt.com/a?a=270196681
Gray Television, Inc.