2nd October 2013
US: Kentucky Attorney General defends equal marriage ban but admits it puts gay couples at disadvantage 1
1:28 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Kentucky has defended the state's equal marriage ban, despite his office admitting that overturning it would grant equal legal protections to same-sex couples.
24th September 2013
US: Judge rules woman must testify against civil partner in murder trial despite spousal privilege law 5
1:18 PM — A judge in the US state of Kentucky has ruled that the wife of a murder defendant must testify against her civil partner, despite state law exempting spouses from being compelled to testify against each other, because of a lack of legal recognition of same-sex marriages in the state.
20th June 2013
US: Four relatives receive between eight and thirty years for kidnapping of gay Kentucky man 14
12:33 PM — A court has sentenced four relatives over the 2011 kidnapping and assault of Kevin Pennington, a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
28th March 2013
US: Kentucky overrules veto on bill protecting actions motivated by religious belief 13
6:04 PM — The Senate and House of Kentucky have voted to override the Governor's veto on a religious freedom law, which opponents worry may protect those who discriminate against LGBT people.
23rd March 2013
US: Kentucky Governor vetoes bill protecting right to act based on religious belief following lobbies by LGBT rights groups 34
10:25 AM — The Governor of Kentucky has vetoed a bill proposing legal protection be given to people acting on religious motivations, which activists warned was "a clear and present danger to the gay and lesbian community".
6th March 2013
US: Kentucky Senate committee to hear ‘legalised discrimination’ anti-gay bill 9
7:04 PM — A bill purporting to uphold religious freedoms has been criticised by human rights groups, who say it amounts to legalising discrimination if it is in the name of religion.
21st February 2013
US: Gay porn star arrested for masturbating on equipment at fire station 27
5:03 PM — A gay porn actor has been arrested and charged after he was found masturbating on equipment at a fire station in Louisville, Kentucky.
27th November 2012
US: Human Rights Commission backs pride organisers over t-shirt printing refusal 24
12:25 AM — The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has sided with organisers of a gay pride event, who were refused service by a Christian t-shirt printing company, because of its religious beliefs.
25th October 2012
Kentucky: 2 men acquitted on gay hate charges 11
11:01 AM — Anthony Ray Jenkins and his cousin David Jason Jenkins have both been found guilty over charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in connection with the assault on a gay man in Kentucky but not of breaking US federal hate crime laws.
23rd October 2012
Kentucky: Relative gives evidence in gay hate trial
10:11 PM — A relative of two men charged in connection with a homophobic attack in the US state of Kentucky has said the two suspects laughed about assaulting the victim and said they did it because the man is gay.
19th October 2012
Kentucky: Bisexual wife of gay attacker testifies against husband
3:46 PM — The wife of Anthony Ray Jenkins has given evidence against her husband who stands accused of attacking a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
17th October 2012
US: Cousins accused of attacking gay victim in a park stand trial 9
8:44 PM — Two cousins in the US state of Kentucky charged with attacking a gay man in a park have gone on trial.
18th July 2012
US: Kentucky girl, 16, beaten by men in anti-gay attack 36
11:49 PM — A 16-year-old girl in Kentucky, US, is recovering from a broken jaw after being attacked by two men who shouted anti-gay slurs. The Louisville teenager, who has not been named, was reportedly walking to a shop with two younger boys on Tuesday morning when they were approached by four adults.
13th April 2012
US gay hate-crime law leads to its first indictments 12
10:50 PM — In the first set of indictments that follows from a federal hate crime law which protects against attacks motivated by sexual orientation, two women from Kentucky have pleaded guilty to helping in the kidnap and assault of a gay man.
7th June 2011
Unitarian minister in Kentucky refuses to sign marriage licences until gay couples are given marriage equality 64
12:52 PM — A Unitarian minister in Kentucky has pledged that she will not sign any more marriage licences until the state makes same-sex marriages legal.
20th October 2010
Pentagon tells military to start accepting gays and lesbians 3
10:52 AM — The Pentagon has told US military recruiters to begin accepting out gays and lesbians. Last week, California-based US District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the gay ban must end immediately. Yesterday, she issued a final ruling refusing to stay her order while the government appeals.