Death of Judge John G. Heyburn II

April 29, 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

Judge who issued KY gay marriage rulings dies
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court died Wednesday. He was 66.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II died at home in Louisville surrounded by family after battling cancer for several years, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky announced.

"John Heyburn untangled countless legal knots and delivered sweeping legal...

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