Observers say a federal appeals court ruling upholding gay marriage bans in four states virtually guarantees the high court will take up the issue.

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Whether laws banning gay marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee are constitutional hinge on a ruling expected next year by a three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Aug. 6 in Cincinnati.

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Monday, 17 February 2014 15:05

Gay Baptist minister sues for right to wed

Bojangles Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister in Louisville, Ky., says denying same-sex couples the benefits of marriage treats them as second-class citizens.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:14

Gay couple fined 1 cent for trespassing

Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard, an ordained minister who leads outreach to the LBGT community at a Baptist church in Louisville, Ky., called the symbolic verdict a moral victory for gay marriage.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:49

Trial for gay Baptist minister postponed

A gay Baptist minister and his partner must wait a while longer for their day in court for trespassing as an act of civil disobedience protesting Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 11:33

Gay minister’s trespassing trial begins

A jury in Louisville, Ky., is scheduled to hear a case about an activist Baptist minister and his partner arrested for protesting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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