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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:54 PM

Sheheen: South Carolina 'should pause’ defense of state’s gay-marriage ban

Sheheen: S.C. 'should pause’ defense of state’s gay-marriage ban
July 31, 2014

Columbia, SC — The Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, said Thursday South Carolina “should pause” its defense of the state’s gay marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue.

After the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declared Virginia’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley, Sheheen’s Republican opponent in November, quickly said she would continue defending the state’s ban.

Haley’s position is shared by most major Republican candidates in South Carolina. However, most of the state’s Democratic candidates have said it is time to move on, predicting South Carolina’s gay marriage ban eventually will fall in court.

Still, gay marriage can be a tough issue for a Democrat in South Carolina to weigh in on, as evidenced by the three days it took Sheheen to say what the state should do....

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/31/3594769/sheheen-scshould-pause-defense.html#storylink=cpy

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