Kentucky is one of five states where you can now file a civil union license with a clerk who can marry your partner in public, if you live within 50 miles of the courthouse.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that same-sex couples can get married in public if they live at least 50 miles from the courthouse and have completed a process called the “gathering of information” to decide on whether to get married.
A clerk could also request a civil marriage license if they have the right to do so.
But a clerk can’t marry a same-gender couple if they aren’t in the same county or if they don’t live in the state.
The ruling came in an ongoing case between the Kentucky Attorney General’s office and the ACLU.
In May, the Kentucky Supreme Court said the attorney general should not have to prove in a lawsuit that he or she is the one who is legally married in Kentucky.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit to stop the attorney the attorney was seeking to marry the ACLU and two other same- gender couples.
That lawsuit was later dropped.
The state attorney general appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case is now headed to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the case.