BOURKE V. BESHEAR (U.S.C.A. 6TH CIRCUIT, 2014)

6th Circuit Court of Appeals

This case challenges Kentucky's Marriage Ban, a state constitutional amendment that defined marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman. ADL filed a brief on behalf of a coalition of 22 organizations arguing that overturning the marriage ban would not only ensure that religious considerations do not improperly influence which marriages the state can recognize, but would also allow religious groups to decide the definition of marriage for themselves.