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Gay marriage ruling hailed; still hurdles in Kentucky

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WDRB
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July 22, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Two landmark rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court have same sex couples nationwide celebrating the largest step thus far towards marriage equality.

But in Kentucky, one of 29 states with a constitutional ban on gay marriage, there are still barriers in place. Supporters of gay marriage also point to large questions that loom about how the high court's rulings will affect same sex couples living in this state.

"We did try to make it a normal day but by 10 o'clock we knew it was anything but normal," said Wayne Schwertley, a gay marriage supporter.

Schwertley and his partner, Michael Sebourn, have been together for 17 years. After forming a civil union in Germany in 2006, they were married this year in Iowa, a state that recognizes same sex marriage.