Ky. Bill Advances For 1 Marriage License Form

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 17:15:56-04

A Kentucky House committee has advanced a bill to create a single marriage license form for gay and straight couples.

The proposal drew bipartisan support and has been backed by Republican Governor Matt Bevin.

The bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday would create one form, where a person could check "bride," “groom" or "spouse."

Senator Morgan McGarvey, who has led the push for a single form, said it's more efficient, less expensive, and treats everyone equally.

The measure has been in stark contrast to a version passed by the GOP-led Senate. The Senate version would create different marriage license forms for gay and straight couples.