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South Carolina’s Attorney General Alan Wilson Promises To Uphold The State’s Unconstitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Republican DouchebagsSouth Carolina’s (Republican) Attorney General Alan Wilson has pledged to keep fighting to uphold the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage – despite the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals pro-equality ruling taking effect earlier today.

Associated Press reports:

Wilson issued a statement Monday hours after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

Wilson says no ruling has been made in a lawsuit by a same-sex couple legally married in Washington, D.C., who live in South Carolina. They are asking to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban. Wilson says he will keep fighting until there is a ruling in that case.

Wilson is reportedly good friends with Florida AG Pam Bondi. He attened her ‘third union’ in the Cayman Islands.

CA Atty Gen Kamilla Harris: Latest Attempt to Stop Gay Marriage Has “no likelihood of success”

Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has come out swinging after yet another brief opposing efforts to halt marriages of gay and lesbian couples in California has been filed ,  The lawsuits which are nothing more than last ditch efforts by anti-gay bigots in Californiawas  filed a San Diego Clerk named Ernest J. Dronenburg who does not want to marry same-sex couples.

On Friday, Dronenberg  filed two requests with the California Supreme Court, similar to complaints filed by the Prop. 8 Proponents the week before. One seeks to immediately stop marriages in California, the other seeks to limit the scope of the federal court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.

Attorney General Harris’s office says the California Supreme Court should deny the request “because [the] petitioner [County Clerk Dronenberg] has no likelihood of success on the merits.”

On Friday, the San Diego County Clerk filed two requests with the California Supreme Court, similar to complaints filed by the Prop. 8 Proponents the week before. One seeks to immediately stop marriages in California, the other seeks to limit the scope of the historic federal court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.

In response to the desperate last ditch filings, Harris issued a strong statement late Friday:

“The filing offers no new arguments that could deny same-sex couples their constitutionally protected civil rights. The federal injunction is still in effect, and it requires all 58 counties to perform same-sex marriages. No exceptions.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is also distancing themselves from Dronenberg’s lawsuit .

Board Supervisor Greg Cox, released the following statement:

“The County Clerk has acted independently on this matter. No one else from the County was consulted or had any part of this court action, including the Board of Supervisors. The County’s position is and always has been that we, the County, will follow applicable law with regards to same sex marriage.”