By Jeff Simpson
Oregon became the 13th state in a row to overturn their gay marriage ban.
A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.State officials earlier refused to defend Oregon's voter-approved ban and said they wouldn't appeal.
They knew it was coming and that the ban was Constitutionally and morally wrong so they refused to waste money and resources defending it and they are not alone.
IS OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL THE ONLY ONE NOT DEFENDING A STATE BAN?No. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is one of seven top state prosecutors who have refused to defend same-sex marriage bans in court. Attorney generals in Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Nevada and Kentucky, all Democrats, have made the same decision. Virginia and Kentucky still appealed rulings. A county clerk who was sued in Virginia is fighting that ban, and Kentucky hired outside attorneys.
Hmmmm, Democrats, doing the right and fiscally responsible thing. Let's look at where we are in WI, with a republican AG.
In yet another sign that Republicans foresee defeat in the battle over gay marriage, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen conceded in a recent interview that the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex unions may soon be overturned in court.JB Van Hollen knows that it is just a matter of time before our gay hate amendment gets overturned but JB is not one to give up. Taxpayer money or time is of no obecj to JB, not when he can do something to appease Julaine Appling.
Despite emphasizing in a weekend TV interview that he would aggressively defend challenges to the ban, Van Hollen, who will leave office after two terms in January, said that in light of court decisions overturning similar bans across the country, it was likely that the federal and state judges addressing the two different suits against Wisconsin’s law would not side with him.JB Van Hollen has failed on internet sex predator cases but still would rather waste his time defending a discriminatory ban whose time has long passed.
“I certainly won’t be at all surprised if we lose in our court here as well,” he told WISN anchor Mike Gousha.
If that doesn't define the Wisconsin republican party, I do not know what does.
At least Julaine has her license plates to comfort her(and fill her bank account).