By Derrick DePledge
State Rep. Bob McDermott, who has fought the state's gay marriage law in state court, said Wednesday that he is disappointed that the state Attorney General has dropped his legal defense of the old marriage law in a federal lawsuit.
The Ewa Beach Republican said that as long as his case is pending on appeal, the gay marriage law should not be presumed to be valid.
This denial of our right to be represented by our Attorney General is outrageous. He is essentially, imposing his own personal view favoring same sex marriage against his role as the Attorney General of the State of Hawaii. Who does he think he works for? Again, the State of Hawaii, WON at the Federal District Court upholding Hawaii’s previous Marriage Law limiting marriage to one man and one woman and the homosexual plaintiffs are seeking an appeal at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 9th Circuit is withholding any action, UNTIL, our case is decided finally. They know our case is the lynchpin for their case.