West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will not defend the state’s ban on gay marriage! Now the path is clear for marriage equality in West Virginia!
AG Morrisey said:
“While we disagree ... and believe it improperly displaces state and local decision-making, we will respect it. It is my duty to defend state laws that have been passed by the state Legislature and are consistent with the Constitution. We have discharged this duty faithfully.
“Recent rulings ... make it clear that laws banning same-sex marriage have been declared unconstitutional,” Tomblin said in a prepared release. “Our state is known for its kindness and hospitality to residents and visitors alike. I encourage all West Virginians—regardless of their personal beliefs—to uphold our statewide tradition of treating one another with dignity and respect.”