Thursday, October 9, 2014

In South Carolina: State AG goes to High Court to halt Gay Marriage Licenses

In South Carolina, gay marriage are happening!

However, this asswipe, Attorney General Alan Wilson jumped to chance to halt gay marriage. At the end of the work day, yesterday, he filed paperwork just before the state Supreme Court closed.

Here's more

In their filing, attorneys for the state said the probate judge's decision was premature. The attorneys said the legal issues around whether same-sex marriage is legal in South Carolina remain unsettled. They cited a Wednesday decision by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocking gay marriage in Idaho. They also cited a pending South Carolina case that had been put on hold before the nation's high court decided Monday not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

The granting of the licenses led to confusion and celebration across the state. Most probate court judges turned away same-sex couples until the issue could be settled. Still, some same-sex couples headed to Charleston County, figuring even if the justices rule in Wilson's favor, same-sex marriage is coming to South Carolina soon.

AG Wilson can try, but it's a losing game. Chile, just except defeat.


1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

The sad thing, or the good thing, is that his political career may be over because more and more news sites here are reporting that people think continuing to fight same-sex marriage is a waste of tax-payer money.

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