Responding to Supreme Court action taken Monday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson vowed to keep fighting to uphold the state's ban on gay marriage.

Justices declined to hear appeals in five cases challenging state bans, effectively legalizing marriage equality in Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma. The decision also affects six other states, including South Carolina, which are under the jurisdiction of the three appellate courts.

According to the AP, Wilson said he would continue defending the state's ban in a case involving a South Carolina gay couple who married in the District of Columbia.

A lawyer for the couple, Carrie Warner, said she'll be asking for an immediate ruling.

Wilson, a Republican, attracted national headlines in 2012 when he claimed on Fox News that his office had uncovered proof of 900 “people who died and then subsequently voted.” The Washington Post debunked the claim, awarding it “four Pinocchios.”