Oregon’s Attorney General Says She Won’t Defend State’s Gay Marriage Ban Against Court Challenge

Rosenblum Oregon

Oregon's Attorney General will not defend the state's gay marriage ban against a court challenge, Bloomberg reports:

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a court filing today that state officials will continue to enforce the ban unless it’s overturned by the court, while taking the position that the law “cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge under any standard of review.”

Two couples filed suit in October challenging the state's ban in addition to a separate lawsuit filed against it by Oregon United for Marriage.

Read the Attorney General's brief here.