Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) and Attorney General Jack Conway (D) have asked a federal judge to delay an order requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed outside Kentucky.

Beshear and Conway are seeking to have the order delayed by 90 days in order to give the state time to decide whether to appeal and/or give it time to figure out how to implement the ruling, which was originally made Feb. 12 but was formalized Thursday.

 The judge, John G. Heyburn II, previously declined to grant the delay, also known as a "stay."

Conway's office declined to indicate as recently as Wednesday whether it would ask for the stay.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week urged state attorneys general to not defend their state's gay marriage bans if they view them as unconstitutional.

Beshear and Conway's request can be found here.

Updated at 2:29 p.m.