The train of equality is speeding up, and it’s on its way to the South, y’all. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has announced that he will not appeal last week’s ruling which stated that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Of course, moments later, Kentucky’s governor announced that he will seek “outside counsel” to appeal the decision. Since we know how poorly wingnut “outside counsel” does when it’s forced to argue in a court of law, I’d say it’s time to at least celebrate a major movement toward equality in the South:
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge’s decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries.
Beshear’s announcement on Tuesday came moments after Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not ask a higher court to review the decision.
Both are Democrats.
Their moves come four days after a federal judge in Louisville gave the state 21 days to implement a ruling overturning a voter-imposed ban on recognizing same-sex unions.
Joe points out that a separate lawsuit, to overturn Kentucky’s marriage ban entirely, will be heard this summer, by the same judge that handed down this ruling.