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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kentucky Attorney General is 7th who won't defend his state's same-sex marriage ban

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Democrat Jack Conway, Kentucky's elected attorney general and a prospective candidate for governor next year, tells Talking Points Memo why he cannot defend his state's law banning recognition of same-sex marriages: He said he came around "over the last few years" after conversations with friends in the gay community, and after thinking about how his two daughters would come to view his decision. "I thought long and hard. I thought about the arc of history," he said. "I thought about the fact that at one time in this country we discriminated against women. At one time we discriminated against African-Americans...

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