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South Carolina AG says he will keep fighting to uphold gay marriage ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will keep fighting to uphold the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Attorney General Alan Wilson (R-S.C.)
Attorney General Alan Wilson (R-S.C.)

Wilson issued a statement Monday hours after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

Wilson says no ruling has been made in a lawsuit by a same-sex couple legally married in Washington, D.C., who live in South Carolina. They are asking to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban. Wilson says he will keep fighting until there is a ruling in that case.

A lawyer for the same-sex couple, Carrie Warner, says she’ll be filing paperwork soon asking for an immediate ruling in their favor.

Experts say they don’t think any appeals will work.

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