A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision that could pave the way for same-sex couples to get married in the state.
Federal Judge John Heyburn ruled Tuesday that the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause, calling the state’s counter argument that gay couples can’t contribute to the state’s economic well being because they can’t procreate “illogical” and “bewildering.”
The timetable is unclear but U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott will decide if the NorCal Tea Party Patriots lawsuit filed against the IRS and 19 Cincinnati workers will go forward. A Motion to Dismiss hearing was held this week in federal court. Dlott said she will take the matter under submission.
The NorCal Tea Party is the lead plaintiff in the class-action suit. It seeks damages for "illegal and harassing behavior in the handling and processing of their applications for nonprofit status."
General Electric, a week after it announced it would build its Global Operation Center at The Banks, held a celebration today in their temporary headquarters with Gov. John Kasich and a host of elected officials and community leaders who had a hand in bringing the center to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County commissioners approved packages of tax incentives to nail down the deal. Kasich’s private, non-profit development firm, JobsOhio worked for months with GE officials to convince them to bring the operations center here.
Texas blues and blues rock singer Guy Forsyth will headline the 22nd Cincy Blues Fest Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point. He 's scheduled to perform August 2 at 10:15 p.m.