[JURIST] The Kentucky Equality Federation [advocacy website] has filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] to overturn Kentucky's amendment [text] banning same-sex marriage [JURIST backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The constitutional amendment, passed in 2004 with approval of 75 percent of voters, allows only a marriage between man and woman to be valid or recognized. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, argues that this amendment was passed in violation of the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the US Constitution. In addition, the organization...

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