Governor eviscerates latest appeal to reinstate gay marriage ban

With news of an anti-gay marriage group's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstitute Nevada's ban, I wondered if Attorney General Adam Laxalt would join the effort.

Laxalt, a known gay marriage foe, punted through a spokeswoman to the governor's office. Brian Sandoval did not punt:

"The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage does not represent the interests of the State of Nevada. The Coalition does not have standing to seek review from the United States Supreme Court. My position that the State's arguments regarding same sex marriage are no longer defensible in court has not changed."

Quite the forceful statement from someone who clearly has evolved on the issue from the time he used the "marriage is between a man and a woman" shibboleth.

Brian Sandoval, protector of rights for gays and transgender youth. Pretty impressive.