Kentucky AG staying out of civil union dispute

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by WHAS11

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Posted on August 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 11:41 PM

(WHAS11) – Kentucky’s Attorney General is staying out of a dispute on whether a law exempting spouses from testifying against each other applies to same-sex couples.

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.

Defense attorneys say that denying them the same marital rights as others would violate the Constitution.
 

 

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