Obama no longer defending gay marriage ban; SC reacts
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:30:41 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The Obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans same sex marriage.
A spokesman says the President has concluded the administration can no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as a union only between a man and a woman. The Justice Department had defended the Defense of Marriage Act in court until now.
A spokesman for South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says, "South Carolina passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Should that be challenged in any way, it will be vigorously defended by this office."Read more Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers Analysis of Obama administration's shift on gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act no longer defended
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