Following a Kentucky court’s decision that the state will recognize gay marriages from other states and countries, the state’s government has been fraught with disagreement. While Governor Steve Beshear plans to appeal the decision, State Attorney General Jack Conway sees this issue differently.
Conway is refusing to appeal the decision, saying if he did, “[he] would be defending discrimination, and that [he] will not do.”
As a result, Governor Beshear has not dropped his charge, and he will hire extra-governmental legal assistance—outside council from independent lawyers—in lieu of Attorney General Conway.
It’s a major blow to the fight against gay marriage in Kentucky, but the effect of Governor Beshear new strategy remains to be seen.