Appeals Court Denies Stay in Ban Against Same-Sex Marriage in SC

   Well Gay Marriage Is Hitting South Carolina. According to WYFF4.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and denied his request for an emergency stay on a court ruling last week that ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

The appeals court ruling means same-sex marriages in South Carolina can proceed beginning on Thursday at noon, the deadline set by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel last week when he tossed out the state's ban.

Here is Wilson's Rebuttal:


Wilson released a statement after the ruling saying the issue has not been resolved nationally.

"It is still likely the U.S. Supreme Court will address conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal. Therefore, today's ruling by the Fourth Circuit does not end the constitutional obligation of this Office to defend South Carolina law. We continue to believe the doctrine of federalism and the Tenth Amendment should allow South Carolina's unique laws to be considered at the highest appropriate court of appeal. We will be seeking an application to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay shortly.”


Comments