The Kentucky Senate on Thursday approved a bill which seeks to establish separate marriage license forms for gay couples.

One form would list the “bride” and “groom” while another would note “first party” and “second party.”

The bill also would require couples to list their gender and would remove the name of the county clerk who issued the license, a nod to Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who became a Christian celebrity fighting to keep her office from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Last year, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order to remove the clerk's name from the form.

Republican State Senator John Schickel said that removing the words “bride” and “groom” was disrespectful to heterosexual couples.

“Quite frankly, it's almost disrespectful to the traditional family,” Schickel is quoted as saying by the AP. “That why, wisely, we decided to have two forms. That has nothing to do with bigotry. Nothing to do with discrimination. It has to do with the vast majority of Kentuckians that respect traditional marriage.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) criticized the move as “unequal treatment under the law.”

“Separate forms for gay and lesbian Kentuckians constitute unequal treatment under the law,” ACLU of Kentucky Executive Director Michael Aldridge said. “Pure and simple, this bill is motivated by the desire to accommodate discrimination against same-sex couples.”

The bill now heads to the Kentucky House, which is controlled by Democrats.