Thank Judge for Protecting Same-Sex Marriages


Target: Federal District Judge John G. Heyburn II

Goal: Thank federal judge for protecting LGBT civil rights by overturning the law banning same-sex marriages in his state

Some states are very slow in recognizing the significant changes being made across the country in favor of LGBT rights. In one conservative state, however, a judge made a very progressive and necessary move to strike down the ban on same-sex marriages. He clearly and easily refuted all arguments against his stance, holding firm in his decision. This is a surprising yet welcome move to drastically change the state’s social and political stigmas against the LGBT communities.

Kentucky is not known for its liberal sentiments about human rights. Many people are strongly religious and have no desire to support LGBT, minority, or women’s rights. The arguments used against same-sex marriage were, according to Judge John G. Heyburn II, “not of serious people”. This is a victory for same-sex couples across the state, who will now be able to marry inside the state. Previously, while same-sex couples could have their marriages from other states recognized in Kentucky, they could not actually marry within state borders. As many civil rights lawyers said after the ruling, the same-sex marriage ban was only discriminatory and unduly biased against the love that many people feel for their same-sex partners. Still, religious, right-wing groups are aiming to appeal and redo the ban, but judges and civil rights activists will continue to fight for LGBT rights to love and marriage.

Thank the Federal District Judge John G. Heyburn for his open protection of the civil right to marriage for same-sex couples. Show your support for his decision and display your backing for LGBT rights across the country.


Dear Judge Heyburn,

I recently heard of your overturning of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages. This was a tremendously wonderful move to show solidarity with the LGBT community and support human rights. Your ruling helps assure marriage equality across the United States. Your comments about your opposition’s statements were poignant and telling of the groups that wish to undercut civil rights for underrepresented Americans.

By standing up for LGBT and same-sex marriage rights, you show how there are progressives in Kentucky that want to instigate lasting and beneficial change across the country. Thank you for overturning the ban on same-sex marriage. I support your decision completely and hope other states may follow your example.


[Your Name Here]

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