Kentucky Attorney General Explains His Decision Not To Defend State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway spoke with HuffPost Live on Wednesday and explained what led him to make his decision not to defend the state in its attempts to bar recognition of same-sex marriages from other states. Conway publicly announced his refusal to "defend discrimination" on March 4.
Conway sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, explaining that when the Kentucky and U.S. constitutions "were in conflict," he had to act in favor of the U.S. Constitution as "the ultimate law of the land."
"I felt like that from a fiscal responsibility standpoint, I didn't need to be wasting taxpayer resources in a lawsuit that we weren't going to win or in an appeal that we weren't going to win," Conway said. "For the sake of my daughter's view on my public service in the future, I wanted to be on the right side of history."
He's definitely achieved that.
What do you think of his comments, Instincters? And in case you missed it, here's Attorney General Conway's tearful March 4 announcement: