Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
Notes 1 In Kansas and Missouri, marriage bans were struck down by their relevant appeals court but licenses are only issued in select counties. 2 Marriages were entered into before the relevant rulings were stayed, and are recognised by the federal government. Over 300 "window marriages" are also recognised by the state government of Michigan. 3 Only for the purposes of death certificates.