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Judge issues 21-day delay on Ky. recognizing same-sex marriages

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has given Kentucky until March 20 to implement his order granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II issued the order on Friday. As of March 20, the state must begin providing name changes, adoption forms listing both members of a same-sex couple as parents and other benefits of legal marriage.

On Thursday, Heyburn issued a final order overturning a voter-imposed ban on the recognition of same-sex unions in other states.

Jefferson County clerk's spokesman Nore Ghibaudy said that as of Friday, state officials had not been notified of the change in the law.


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