Tag Archives: Alan Wilson

SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Ordered To Pay Couple $135K In Legal Fees Over Marriage Battle

BOOM! The Associated Press reports: A federal judge ordered South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Monday to pay more than $135,000 in legal fees for a couple who challenged the state ban on same-sex marriage. Wilson must reimburse seven attorneys a total of $130,600 for 390 hours of work, or nearly 90 percent of what they requested. Judge Richard ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Fights Demand For Legal Fees Over Marriage

Via the Associated Press: South Carolina’s chief prosecutor says the state shouldn’t have to pay legal fees for a couple who challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. Attorney General Alan Wilson says in papers filed Wednesday he was merely defending the law of the land as it stood before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on gay marriage in ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “South Carolina’s anti-gay Attorney General may have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to gay rights groups. New research shows why marriage equality has been so successful so fast. And Hillary Clinton gets thanks for supporting the freedom to marry from an unlikely source.”

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SOUTH CAROLINA: State Asks Fourth Circuit Court Not To Rule On Appeal

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson yesterday petitioned the Fourth Circuit Court, asking that they not rule on his marriage appeal until the Supreme Court issues a decision on the cases out of Sixth Circuit. Wilson, like his counterparts in several other states, is desperately trying to keep his case alive so that marriage equality can be undone should SCOTUS ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Vows To Fight On

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BREAKING: Supreme Court DENIES Stay Demand On South Carolina Marriage

BOOM! And that’s THAT! UPDATE: From the local NBC affiliate: The United States Supreme Court has stepped in and decided to not issue an emergency stay in the ongoing political drama surrounding same-sex marriage in South Carolina. In a brief statement, the court straight denied the stay, but Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas said they would ...

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South Carolina Earns Stripes Of Progress

Yesterday the Fourth Circuit Court refused South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s demand to continue the stay on same-sex marriages during his appeal. Almost simultaneously, a separate federal court ruled that South Carolina must recognize out-of-state marriages, prompting Wikipedia’s marriage map monitor to apply the above blue stripes of progress. Late last night Wilson took his stay extension demand to ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Files Stay Extension Demand With SCOTUS

Read the full demand at Equality Case Files.

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BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Court DENIES Marriage Stay For South Carolina

UPDATE: Lambda Legal reacts via press release: Today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied the State of South Carolina’s motion to stay last week’s U.S. District Court ruling striking down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban, setting the stage for marriages to begin for same-sex couples at Noon on Thursday, November 20. South Carolina’s Attorney General filed ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Plaintiffs Demand That Marriage Ruling Stay Ends On Thursday

The stay on South Carolina same-sex marriages is due to expire on Thursday. Late last night the plaintiffs in that case filed a motion in opposition to state Attorney General Alan Wilson’s demand that the stay be continued while he flails about with appeals. Via the Post & Courier: “Currently 34 states permit same-sex couples to marry, or recognize marriages ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: More victories this week. Marriage has started in Kansas, and a judge has overturned a ban in South Carolina but you still can’t get married there yet. The lawyer who got DOMA overturned is now taking on Mississippi’s marriage ban. And a few states are taking a closer look at overturning marriage bans at the ballot or in ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Vows To Appeal Ruling To Fourth Circuit Court

“Today’s ruling comes as no surprise and does not change the constitutional obligation of this office to defend South Carolina law, including, but not necessarily limited to, appeal to the Fourt Circuit. Therefore we will immediately appeal to the Fourth Circuit. Also, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld traditional marriage. Therefore, we have opposing rulings between federal circuits, ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Calls For Marriage Suit Dismissal Because Sixth Circuit

 Via the Associated Press: A federal judge should dismiss a challenge to South Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week’s federal appeals court ruling upholding such bans in other states, Attorney General Alan Wilson says in legal arguments filed Monday. “The recent tide of same-sex marriage cases has run squarely into the extremely well- reasoned opinion” by the ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov & AG File Motion Opposing Demand For Gay Marriage

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and state Attorney General Alan Wilson, both of whom are up for reelection today, have filed a federal brief opposing the demand that the state comply with the ruling of the Fourth Circuit Court and allow same-sex marriages to commence. Via the Post And Courier: The 57-page brief filed late Monday argues that a lawsuit ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Vows To “Exhaust Every Legal Option”

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SOUTH CAROLINA: State Supreme Court Meets As License Deadline Passes
UPDATE: State Supremes Halt Licenses

Yesterday more than a dozen same-sex couples were issued marriage license applications in South Carolina. The one day waiting period for the licenses to become valid elapsed at 9AM.  The local ABC News affiliate reports on Twitter that the state Supreme Court is meeting right now to consider state Attorney General Alan Wilson’s motion to block those licenses. Stand by…. ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Asks State Supreme Court To Stop Marriage Licenses

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked the state Supreme Court to stop the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. A rally Wednesday that was planned to put pressure on the state to overturn its constitutional ban on gay marriages instead turned into a celebration after the stunning decision by Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon. The judge issued a ...

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