U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the New York Times that if a state has a gay marriage ban in place and that state’s Attorney General doesn’t agree with it, he or she does not have to defend it.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner is stunned by Holder encouraging AGs to ignore their oaths of office if they have a personal problem with a particular law:

Holder’s legal “leniency” seems only focused on laws barring gay marriage, but how fast would Holder crack down if a state AG refused to defend a law that has legalized gay marriage?

Absolutely amazing, though not shocking in the least.