Kentucky Won’t Recognize New York Same-Sex Marriages

Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York, and couples from across the country have made plans to travel to the state for what are commonly called “destination weddings.” But those weddings will not be recognized by many other states, including Kentucky, which has a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. But Fairness Campaign director Chris […]

Fairness Leader Believes Gay Marriage “Inevitable” in Kentucky

Gay rights advocates celebrated the vote by the New York state legislature that legalized same-sex marriage, but one local activist hopes it means change in Kentucky. The controversial bill cleared the Republican-controlled state Senate in the Empire State after heavy lobbying by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who courted affluent GOP donors for support. The new […]

New York City Seeks Taxes on Cigarettes Sold by Louisville Company

New York City has filed a lawsuit accusing 32 people of tax evasion on cigarette purchases.  The cigarettes were purchased through a Louisville based company called Chavez Inc., which was raided by federal agents in late 2009. The suit aims to recover $6.5 million in unpaid taxes, plus $13 million in penalties.  The defendants include […]