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.”