Ky. denies exemption request from woman for testifying against spouse

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 7:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The state has denied the request of a woman seeking exemption from testifying against her spouse in a murder trial.

The dispute came to light in the case of Bobbie Jo Clary who is charged with a 2011 murder.

Prosecutors claim her partner Geneva Case heard Clary admit to the killing and argue she must testify because Kentucky doesn't recognize same-sex civil unions or marriages.

The couple joined into a civil union in Vermont. Her exemption request was denied.
 

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