Holder gets his wish.
Kentucky will not appeal a federal’s judge’s ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, state Attorney General Jack Conway (D) announced Tuesday.
“Judge Heyburn got it right,” Conway said in emotional remarks, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Conway and Gov. Steve Beshear (D) had asked the judge for a delay in order to decide whether to appeal and/or to give themselves time to figure out how to implement the law.
The judge’s decision was made official last week but was originally made two weeks prior — the latest in a string of recent and significant legal rulings in several states on the subject of gay marriage.