This is what courage looks like!
Earlier this month, a federal judge overturned a ban on same-sex unions and granted statewide recognition to gay couples of Kentucky who were married in other states.
So, while same-sex marriages are still not legal in the Bluegrass State, any marriages performed in states where it IS legal would be recognized, giving couples permission to change their names to that of their spouse, file joint tax returns, and any other benefits that are awarded to a married couple in Kentucky.
Sounds awesome, right?!
Well, the ruling (no surprise) was met with much condemnation from the social conservatives of Kentucky, including from Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.
Yeah, a Democrat is against this!
He announced that the state would appeal this decision in hopes to reinforce the ban that Kentucky voters overwhelmingly supported back in 2004.
But the state’s Attorney General, Jack Conway, has decided to stand up AGAINST discrimination and is refusing to be a part of the appeal!
At his press conference, Conway was overcome with emotion, choking up as he said: