Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will not be appealing a federal judge’s order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Conway said, “From a constitutional perspective, Judge Heyburn got it right.” Conway also said that he prayed about his decision and decided to do what he thought was right. His decision means Kentucky same-sex couples married out-of-state will now be allowed to file joint tax returns, pursue name changes, and have names added to birth certificates.
See Mark Memmott, Kentucky Won’t Appeal Order to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages, NPR, March 4, 2014.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.