WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Judge: Ky. must recognize same-sex marriagesLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.In 23-page a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II concluded that Kentucky's laws treat gay and lesbians differently in a "way that demeans them." The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in 2004. The out-of-state clause was part of it.The decision came in lawsuits brought by four gay and lesbian couples seeking to force the state to recognize their out-of-state marriages.Heyburn did not rule on whether the state could be forced to perform same-sex marriages.The question was not included in the lawsuit.