Kentucky's same-sex marriage case was pending Monday in the 6th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
On Aug. 6, a lawyer for Gov. Steve Beshear argued before the court that Kentucky should not have to recognize marriage between two men or two women despite orders to do so this year from U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville.
Heyburn had ruled in favor of Kentucky same-sex couples in two marriage lawsuits filed against Beshear. The other three states in the 6th Circuit — Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan — have similar marriage suits pending alongside Kentucky's.