VIDEO: Kentucky Attorney General chokes up announcing he won't defend state's marriage equality ban

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced he will no longer defend the state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples. During the emotional speech, Conway said, “As attorney general of Kentucky, I must draw the line when it comes to discrimination.” Watch the video:

After the speech, Gov. Steve Beshear released a statement saying he will seek outside counsel to appeal District Judge John G. Heyburn II’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize marriages for same-sex couples performed outside the state. 

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