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  •  don't forget Kentucky (0+ / 0-)

    and the Carolinas, all of which have lawsuits proceeding.

    Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

    by sapelcovits on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:33:31 AM PDT

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    •  Those will take a while longer (0+ / 0-)

      because the R or conservaDem Attorney Generals in those states will likely defend their bans.  So you'll have to have a trial plus a ruling at the district court level, plus an appeal.

      It took 4 and a half years before California had its anti-gay ban finally extinguished.  So I'd expect nothing regarding the Carolinas until 2017, when I expect the Supreme Court to hear the case (and at the least to strike down all anti-gay referenda).

      •  I would be very surprised if Roy Cooper (0+ / 0-)

        did that since he's not particularly conservative, especially compared to NC Dems (though not a liberal by any means). I wouldn't really be surprised if Jack Conway didn't defend it either as he's pretty liberal for a Kentucky Democrat (though still a moderate).

        Now I would expect the Arkansas AG or the West Virginia AG had he won reelection to defend it, but that's not really an issue.

        •  Even if Cooper refuses to defend (0+ / 0-)

          McCrory will defend the law.  (Similar to what is happening in PA now, with Corbett's attorney defending the law).  

          In Kentucky, marriage equality is unpopular enough, so if Conway refuses to defend, he may get bounced out (Beshear is term-limited, so he could get away with it).  I would be very surprised if Conway refuses to defend it, even if he publicly supports marriage equality.

          •  do we even know that (0+ / 0-)

            Conway is running for re-election?

            Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

            by sapelcovits on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:09:07 PM PDT

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            •  Actually he can't (0+ / 0-)

              but he will run for Governor, so refusing to appeal won't be a politically savvy option for him.

              Of course, he could be a real hero and just take a moral stand and heck with the consequences, and if Beshear signals that approach, then Conway may be tempted to do the same.

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