July 29th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Woman refuses to testify against her wife citing spousal privilege

A hearing in a landmark case that we've been following here on OutFront - whether same-sex partners can refuse to testify against each other.

It's a right given to every married couple.

But in Kentucky, one woman is being forced to testify against her wife in an upcoming murder trial, because their marriage is not recognized by the state.

John Zarrella is OutFront with why this legal test could mean the difference between life and death row.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Justice
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