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POLITICS: SC officials don't want legal gay marriage recognized

Attorneys for Gov. Nikki Haley and S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson have filed court papers that South Carolina does not have to recognize a Lexington County gay couple's legal marriage held in Washington, D.C., The Associated Press reports.

Highway Patrol Trooper Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin filed a federal lawsuit in Columbia this summer challenging South Carolina’s Defense of Marriage Law and a 2006 amendment to the state Constitution that expressly banned same-sex marriages.

Meanwhile in an exclusive in The State, a veteran federal judge has removed himself from presiding over the case because he sits on a local Boy Scout board that removed one of the plaintiffs as a Scoutmaster because she was gay.

Read more about the judge's decision here.

Read about the papers filed by Haley and Wilson here.