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Petitioning State Representative Tom Riner and 101 others

Legalize same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Michael and I met on March 21st, 2004. We had our 'Holy Union' at the MCC of Paducah on October 9th, 2005. We both come from very loving and supportive families. My husband, Michael, has been the plant manager of a local company, here in Murray, KY, for fourteen years, now. He is currently finishing his M.B.A., so that he can teach at the local university. I, Stephen, have a degree in nursing and a bachelor degree in business management. I currently own my own business, and I have plans to further my education in the nursing field. Michael and I are a very happy family.

We have many friends that are both straight and gay, that are supportive of our relationship. We are blessed to have found one another and we truly believe that our legal marriage in Iowa should be recognized in the state we currently live in. Love is between two people, not based on gender. We are going to continue to fight for our rights, in an effort to further the rights of future generations.

Legalizing gender-neutral marriage, in Kentucky, will allow same sex married couples to be recognized, to the full extent of the law. This action will bring the opportunity of the GLBTQ community to enjoy the same benefits that heterosexual couples have. By lifting the ban on same sex marriage, we are instilling values, and revealing morals, which create equality for all.   

It is imperative to secure the rights of each individual, including the right to marry whomever we choose, and giving legal voice to same sex spouses. Under current law, these spouses are not recognized, in a number of ways. Health care benefits, retirement, state tax filing, adoptions, health care decisions, and many more infringements, are imposed under the current law. It is time we take a stand on individual rights, regardless of individual circumstance, and overturn the ban on same sex marriage, in the state of Kentucky. 

Eighteen states have now taken the steps to ensure that the GLBTQ community has the same rights, which are well overdue. It is time that Kentucky recognizes what is legally and morally right, in this fight for equality. It is time for Church and State to be separated from all issues.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Tom Riner
  • State Representative
    Sannie Overly
  • Governor
    Steven Beshear
  • State Representative
    Rick Nelson
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    Bob DeWeese
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    Robert Damron
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    Carl Rollins
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    Kelly Flood
  • State Representative
    David Watkins
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    Thomas Kerr
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    Russell Webber
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    John Stacy
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    Johnny Bell
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    John Tilley
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    Darryl Owens
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    Joni Jenkins
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    Larry Clark
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    Ronald Crimm
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    David Meade
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    Jeffrey Hoover
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    Tommy Turner
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    Jim Stewart
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    Marie Rader
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    Rocky Adkins
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    Gregory Stumbo
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    Hubert Collins
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    Lynn Bechler
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    Denver Butler
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    Rita Smart
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    Regina Bunch
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    Donna Mayfield
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    Ken Upchurch
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    Jeffery Donohue
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    Ryan Quarles
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    Michael Meredith
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    Kim King
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    John Short
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    Julie Adams 2
  • Senator
    Rand Paul
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    Jill York
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    John Carney
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    Diane St. Onge
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    Leslie Combs
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    Wilson Stone
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    William Coursey
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    Gerald Watkins
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    Fitz Steele
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    Kevin Sinnette
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    Terry Mills
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    Martha King
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    Ben Waide
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    Mitch McConnell
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    Tanya Pullin
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    Bart Rowland
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    Reginald Meeks
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    Stan Lee
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    Myron Dossett
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    Jim Gooch
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    Jim Glenn
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    Brent Yonts
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    Dwight Butler
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    Jody Richards
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    Keith Hall
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    Susan Westrom
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    Brad Montell
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    Jerry Rhoads
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    Tommy Thompson 2
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    David Floyd
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    Robert Benvenuti
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    Toby Herald
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    Mike Harmon
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    Tim Couch
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    Rick Rand
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    Steven Rudy
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    Kenneth Imes
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    Mary Marzian
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    Jim Wayne
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    Addia Wuchner
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    Dennis Keene
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    Joseph Fischer
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    Adam Koenig
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    Richard Henderson
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    Ruth Palumbo
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    Jesse Crenshaw
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    Jonathan Shell
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    Steven Riggs
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    Thomas Burch
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    Kevin Bratcher
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    Derrick Graham
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    David Osborne
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    Sal Santoro
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    Brian Linder
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    Jim Decesare
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    Arnold Simpson
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    Jimmie Lee
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    Tim Moore 3
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    Jeff Greer
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    Charles Miller
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    Dennis Horlander


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