Holder: Discriminatory Laws Don’t Need Defending

Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday told state attorney generals that they are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution. "Any decisions — at any level — not to defend individual laws must be exceedingly rare," Holder said at a meeting of the top law enforcers' national association. "And they must never stem merely from policy or political disagreements — hinging instead on firm constitutional grounds." WKRN News 2 has the story.