Beshear hires campaign donors to defend KY marriage law

Posted on March 14th, 2014


March 14, 2014

Contact: Martin Cothran

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Beshear hires campaign donors to defend KY marriage law

LEXINGTON, KY—”The fox is in full control of the henhouse,” said The Family Foundation’s spokesman today after it was revealed that Gov. Steve Beshear had hired a law firm whose partners are big donors to Democratic campaigns to defend Kentucky’s Marriage Amendment.

“The opponents of the Kentucky Marriage Amendment like to talk about being fair, but there has been nothing fair about the defense of the right of Kentucky voters to define marriage so far,” said Martin Cothran. “First, we have an Attorney General who was charged with defending the rights of Kentucky’s voters on this issue and waited until after a judge ruled against him to reveal that he agreed with the other side. Now, we have the Governor appointing a law firm whose partners donated to his campaign.”

“The venue for deciding the fate of Kentucky’s Marriage Amendment is now officially a kangaroo court,” said Cothran.

Cothran said he hoped the firm taking the case would not follow the path of Attorney General Jack Conway, who filed a weakly-argued brief in the case, failed to show up for meetings with the judge and refused to sign motions in the case.


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