GOP attorneys general: We will continue to defend gay marriage bans

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By: Aaron Blake

February 25, 2014

Republican state attorneys general on Tuesday weighed in strongly against remarks from U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in which Holder suggested the states’ top cops could decline to defend gay marriage bans.

Holder said Monday that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend the gay marriage bans if the bans discriminate in an unconstitutional way.

The Republican Attorneys General Association said that’s the wrong message from the Obama administration.┬áRAGA Chairman Alan Wilson of South Carolina compared the administration’s picking and choosing of which laws to enforce to its last-minute changes to Obamacare.

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