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 Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wilson wrote in a motion filed in federal court in Charleston. Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley, who last month applied for a same-sex marriage license in Charleston County, want U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel to issue an injunction preventing South Carolina from enforcing its ban, effectively opening the way for same-sex marriages in the state. But Wilson wrote that the decision by the appeals court in Cincinnati supports “the clear constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans under the Constitution.”

Wilson’s step-father is Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson.