In defending his decision to defend in court Michigan's ban on gay marriage, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette declared he's not “one of these Eric Holder attorneys general.”

Schuette made his remarks while speaking to the Saginaw County Republicans at the group's annual Lincoln Day Breakfast on Saturday, one day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's ban as unconstitutional, prompting a rush to the altar of hundreds of gay couples before a federal appeals court temporarily blocked Friedman's order.

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Schuette, a Republican, told the crowd that he was going to “stand up for the constitution.”

“I don't believe in selective enforcement,” Schuette said. “Constitutions are meant to be followed. Constitutions aren't meant to be convenient. Constitutions are meant to be adhered [to].”

“And I'm not one of these Eric Holder attorneys general who picks and chooses. And you can can't pick and choose which constitutional provisions you enforce. Constitutions aren't like the buffet line at the Saginaw Club, where you get to make choices of what you want.”

Earlier in the month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a Democrat, said state attorneys general are not obligated to defend such bans.

(Related: Eric Holder: State attorneys general “must be suspicious” of gay marriage bans.)