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The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. June 1, 1792, it became the fifteenth state to join the Union. Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the fact that bluegrass is present in many of the lawns and pastures throughout the state. Kentucky is well known for thoroughbred horses, horse racing, local bourbon whisky distilleries, bluegrass music, coal and college basketball.

Age of consent is 16. Kentucky amended its constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Kentucky has some sodomy laws on the books.