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Federal judge strikes down Kentucky ban on same-sex marriages performed in other states

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Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon had a commitment ceremony in 2004 in Ontario, Canada. (Source: Family photo) Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon had a commitment ceremony in 2004 in Ontario, Canada. (Source: Family photo)
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states is unconstitutional.

The legal challenge was filed last year on behalf of Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon of Louisville who have been together more than 30 years and have two children.

[PREVIOUS STORY: First federal lawsuit filed challenging KY ban on same-sex marriage]

The lawsuit cites the deprivation of the fundamental right to marry in violation of the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, and discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

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