Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Jack Conway must not want to be Governor

Kentucky's Attorney General Jack Conway appears to have tossed away his chance to get the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2015 in a court filing on same-sex marriage.

Conway, a defendant in Kentucky Equality Federation et al v. Commonwealth, an ongoing case in Franklin Circuit Court, claimed plaintiffs Lindsey Bain and Daniel Rogers, a married same-sex couple, don't have standing to challenge our state definition of marriage and that their claim does not qualify as an "injury in fact" and it is not ripe for adjudication.

In a joint filing dated September 30, Conway and Governor Steve Beshear said they "deny that Plaintiffs are entitled to the requested relief or any other relief whatsoever." That won't go over well.