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Emotional Kentucky AG Jack Conway Chokes Up Announcing He Won't Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban: VIDEO


Earlier today, Towleroad reported that Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he won't defend the state's gay marriage ban in an appeal of a federal court ruling handed down late last week. Governor Steve Beshear announced that he would hire outside counsel to appeal the ruling, which recognizes gay marriages performed out of state.

Conway became so emotional and choked up during the announcement he had to pause to collect himself.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Bravo

    Posted by: mymy | Mar 4, 2014 8:39:03 PM

  2. AG Jack Conway brings RESPECT to the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Mar 4, 2014 8:46:34 PM

  3. GRAND! moreplz.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 4, 2014 8:49:12 PM

  4. What a sweetheart he proved himself to be. Congratulations.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 4, 2014 8:52:05 PM

  5. I say good on you Elizabeth! And I love the way this guy speaks so highly of her.

    Posted by: PeterNZ | Mar 4, 2014 8:55:45 PM

  6. shows that a politician can do the right thing. also shows that people using i pads to shoot video are annoying as f*ck.

    Posted by: Keith | Mar 4, 2014 8:59:26 PM

  7. He chokes up AFTER he mentions business and companies who gave him advice. Not buying it.

    Posted by: bannock-hou | Mar 4, 2014 9:01:58 PM

  8. That is a moral, good man right there.

    Posted by: Jay | Mar 4, 2014 9:09:24 PM

  9. Great speech. He is on the right side of history and can be proud of himself--with his family's encouragement--for doing the correct thing. The Constitution wins.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 4, 2014 9:17:26 PM

  10. that was sweet.
    he obviously feels seriously about this.
    good for him.

    Posted by: woody | Mar 4, 2014 9:54:45 PM

  11. In this days when lobbying $$$ dictates the American politics, its nice to see a man responding to his own conscience. Gracias

    Posted by: Felix | Mar 4, 2014 9:56:48 PM

  12. BANNOCK - you couldn't tell genuine if it sat down in front of you.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 4, 2014 10:03:24 PM

  13. it really is a highly emotional time for us.

    2000 years of christian lies about sexual orientation and all the violence and other gross injustices inflicted on lgbts as a result of those christian lies are coming to an end in the industrialized west.

    i am not one to forgive and forget.

    the dead-jew-on-a-stick cult is in rapid decline in the west. and that is a very, very good thing.

    Posted by: ascanius1 | Mar 4, 2014 10:04:49 PM

  14. good for him!

    Posted by: Reality | Mar 4, 2014 10:26:54 PM

  15. Very impressive. He is on the right side of history and will be so remembered.

    Posted by: john patrick | Mar 4, 2014 10:43:10 PM

  16. That person with the iPad should really invest in a proper camera if they are willing to stand there for 5 minutes taking pictures on a god dam tablet

    Posted by: Will | Mar 4, 2014 10:50:35 PM

  17. Not just choked up. Watch it full screen. He is shedding tears at the end. He is a caring human being, not a robotic politician. Awesome.

    Posted by: Peter | Mar 4, 2014 11:18:06 PM

  18. In a hill-billy, Know-Nothing state like Kentucky, it takes a brave man to do what Attorney General Conway did. JFK would have called it a Profile in Courage.

    Posted by: Ronan | Mar 4, 2014 11:20:24 PM

  19. Not only a great politician/representative of the people, but smokin' hot, too. Man, I envy his wife and the people of Kentucky!

    Posted by: Dback | Mar 4, 2014 11:32:09 PM

  20. Here's a different version with a closeup at the end, where you can see him cry.

    Posted by: Peter | Mar 4, 2014 11:52:19 PM

  21. Good for him. Unbelievably Jack Conway was defeated by Rand Paul in the Kentucky race for U.S. Senate.

    Posted by: Thom | Mar 4, 2014 11:57:03 PM

  22. thank you

    Posted by: joey atlas cellulite | Mar 5, 2014 1:14:59 AM

  23. thank

    Posted by: joey atlas cellulite | Mar 5, 2014 1:15:22 AM

  24. BANNOCK - you couldn't tell genuine if it gave you mouth to mouth resuscitation.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 5, 2014 1:28:30 AM

  25. I wonder if his tears have anything to do with this:

    Conway and his father are partners in thoroughbred racehorse Stately Victor, named after Jack's childhood best friend who died at age 23. On April 11, 2010 the colt won the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes and later ran in the Kentucky Derby.

    Posted by: mike | Mar 5, 2014 4:11:53 AM

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