Attorney General Gary King caught flack recently when he announced he would not be offering a formal opinion on whether state laws allow same-sex marriage. He advised county clerks around the state to keep refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
King said at a news conference he won’t issue a formal opinion because of pending litigation over the issue of same-sex marriage licenses. A legal analysis by his staff concluded that state law doesn’t allow same-sex marriage but could be vulnerable to a constitutional challenge.
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