Steve Beshear

Kentucky's Attorney General won't appeal a federal judge's order to recognize same sex marriages, so the state's Governor says he'll do it himself.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

Governor Steve Beshear says he'll use outside attorneys to appeal U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn's ruling. The judge said on February 12th that Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages violated the Constitution's equal-protection clause in the 14th Amendment and gave the state 21 days to appeal.

Attorney General Jack Conway says he's not appealing the case because he feels he'd be "defending discrimination". Beshear is asking for a delay while the appeal is considered. The Governor and the Attorney General are both Democrats.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.

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