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Another attorney general has backed away from defending her state’s ban on gay marriage.
In a court filing Thursday, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she would not defend the state’s gay marriage ban, that state defenders “will take the position in their summary judgment briefing that the ban cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge under any standard of review.”
According to The Associated Press, to date attorneys general in five other states, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois and Nevada have declined defending their states ban on same sex marriage against legal challenges by gay couples. In New Mexico, a sixth example, while no law specifically banned same-sex marriage the laws generally did not allow it. Mexico legalized same-sex marriage in December.