AG Conway Will Not Appeal Same Sex Marriage Ruling; State Will

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Updated: 3/04 10:06 pm
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Attorney General Jack Conway announced he would not appeal a recent decision ordering Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.  Conway said defending a position against recognizing same-sex marriages would be the same as defending discrimination.

"As Attorney General of Kentucky, I must draw the line when it comes to discrimination," said Conway.

Moments later, Governor Beshear sent out a statement announcing he would hire outside counsel to appeal the decision. 

Beshear's statement came with a caveat that he would have no further comment, and not be available to media for the rest of the day.

Conway did not take any questions after he read his statement.

A spokesperson for the Governor says Beshear and Conway have spoken several times recently.  We asked if the Governor asked anything of Conway.  The spokesperson would not comment.

In addition to appealing the decision, the Governor is asking for a stay in the meantime.  A stay keeps the status quo. 

The Governor says without a stay there is opportunity for legal chaos. 

"Employers, health care providers, governmental agencies and others faced with changing rules need a clean and certain roadmap.  Also, people may take action based on this decision only to be placed at a disadvantage should a higher court reverse the decision," said Governor Beshear. 

Governor Beshear wants the U.S. Supreme Court to ultimately decide this issue.
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