Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Bill Greenblatt /UPI/Landov hide caption toggle caption Bill Greenblatt /UPI/Landov The Two-Way Overruled: Gov. Says Kentucky Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order March 5, 2014 Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.