(LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER) FRANKFORT — Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday said he will appeal a federal judge's order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
The definition of marriage in Kentucky and other states "will be and should be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in order to bring finality and certainty to this matter," Beshear said in a statement. "The people of this country need to know what the rules will be going forward. Kentucky should be a part of this process."
Beshear said he will ask for an indefinite "stay," or delay, in the judge's order while Kentucky takes the case to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The order is currently on hold until March 20.
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