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Day after appeals court loss, gay marriage proponents rally in Kentucky, vow to press case


LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Gay marriage advocates have vowed to press on to overturn Kentucky's ban a day after a federal appeals court let the law stay in place.

At a noontime rally Friday in Louisville, plaintiffs in the lawsuits seeking to have their marriages recognized or get married in the Bluegrass State and about 50 supporters pledged to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. The appeals court ruled Thursday that the fate of same-sex marriage bans in four states should be left to voters, not the legal system.

One of the plaintiffs, Kim Franklin, described herself as "in mourning" over the ruling, but added "We know it's temporary mourning."

The appeals court decision came in cases from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio.

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