Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that he will not appeal an order to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries.
Conway said in a press conference today that his appeal would be unsuccessful:
“From a constitutional perspective, Judge Heyburn got it right, and in light of other recent federal decisions, these laws will not likely survive upon appeal. We cannot waste the resources of the Office of the Attorney General pursuing a case we are unlikely to win.”
Conway said that after prayer and counsel, he feels that he has reached the right decision. Towards the end of his statement, he recognized the magnitude of this issue:
“In the end, this issue is really larger than any single person and it’s about placing people above politics. For those who disagree, I can only say that I am doing what I think is right.”
Watch the full statement here: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Read–watch-Attorney-General-Conways-same-sex-statement-248381361.html