Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat,
on Tuesday applauded a ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II
found the restrictive marriage ban unconstitutional in a 19-page
Heyburn, who was appointed to the bench
by President George H. W. Bush in 1992, put his ruling on hold.
judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban.)
“Judge Heyburn's ruling striking down
Kentucky's marriage ban affirms once again that there is no
government interest in discrimination against same-sex couples,”
Yarmuth, 66, said in a statement.
“I am proud our Commonwealth has
joined the growing list of states recognizing the right to marry
applies to all citizens,” he added.