Illinois AG refuses to uphold law banning gay 'marriage'?
joined lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. Turns out they
won't get one - at least not from the attorneys who would normally be
responsible for defending the state's laws.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez have refused to defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, saying it violates the state constitution's equal protection clause.
The decision has raised eyebrows among some legal experts who believe prosecutors are legally bound to defend Illinois law, and sets up a scenario where a judge could quickly strike down the marriage statute.
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