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Conway and Beshear's split on appeal decision causes strong emotions
cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts

Posted on 03/04/2014 9:22:57 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

Other Kentuckians appeared just as divided as the attorney general and governor were on the handling of whether to appeal a federal judge’s ruling overturning Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.

State Auditor Adam Edelen, who formerly worked as Gov. Steve Beshear’s chief of staff, said Tuesday he wasn’t sure of the reasoning behind Beshear’s decision to appeal U.S. District Judge John Heyburn’s ruling last week.

“I think he’s concerned about what the new system would look like and its just one I disagree with,” Edelen said. “I think the better approach was to let this go. He has chosen to go a different direction, he is the governor and that is his prerogative but I think that is unfortunate.”

As for Conway, Edelen said he believed Conway made the right call.

State Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington, shared the same disappointment and said he believes Beshear should have done things differently.

“I think what we will find is that Judge Heyburn’s decision will be upheld in the 6th circuit and I think ultimately it will be upheld by the Supreme Court,” Thomas said.

At the national level, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth also applauded Conway’s decision.

“Today, Attorney General Conway made a courageous decision to stand up for equality in Kentucky and against a discriminatory law. He gave this case the thorough analysis it required, and his conclusion will place him and our Commonwealth on the right side of history,” Yarmuth said in a statement.

On the other end of the spectrum, Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation of Kentucky said he believed Conway was not upholding his constitutional responsibilities by deciding against legal action in the case.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: beshear; conway

1 posted on 03/04/2014 9:22:58 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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2 posted on 03/04/2014 9:28:31 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Conway CRIED during his announcement... What a wimp.

He should RESIGN, or be fired... if he can’t do his damn job.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 9:29:43 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I think homosexuals will ultimately rue the day they used robed activists to cram their lack of sexual self control down the throats of the masses. They like to brag about being accepted, but that will never happen. For true “Acceptance” to occur, the majority of people would not make a distinction between participating in sexual relations with someone of the the same sex from someone of the opposite sex. 98% or more, will always be repulsed by the thought of having sexual relations with someone of the same sex, so in spite of the brow beating, will still, deep down, view homosexuality as perverse. By using the courts to force their perversion upon society, they are ensuring homosexual marriage will always be controversial.

4 posted on 03/04/2014 10:18:06 PM PST by Yogafist
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You speak the truth. You can’t legislate morality. The homosexuals will, at the end of the day, have a hollow victory. And the more they try to rub the noses of the rest of us in their legal “victories,” the worse it will get for them in reality.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 10:26:06 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Republican Wildcat; cotton1706; All
there's nothing here to see/comment on; the KY 'Rats
are all for the judges' actions,one group shall oppose,
the other's a publicly staged soap opera.
Think of the movie, Braveheart, it's all for show..
can't upset "the Bible Belters".

6 posted on 03/05/2014 12:08:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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