Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled the ban violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples from Kentucky.
“[A]s this Court has respectfully explained, in America even sincere and long-held religious views do not trump the constitutional rights of those who happen to have been out-voted,” he wrote in his opinion, as reported by the Washington Post.
Currently, same-sex couples wishing to marry in Kentucky can not do that because, even if the ban was repealed, marriage is not yet legal. The case will probably be appealed.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will begin hearing cases in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and so Kentucky on August 6, 2014.