In an extremely emotional press conference, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that he will not appeal a federal judge's decision that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state.
In his speech, Conway said, "there are those who believe it’s my mandatory duty, regardless of my personal opinion, to continue to defend this case through the appellate process, and I have heard from many of them. However, I came to the inescapable conclusion that, if I did so, I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do. As Attorney General of Kentucky, I must draw the line when it comes to discrimination."
Following his Conway's announcement, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced he will hire outside counsel to appeal the decision.
See the full speech here.