Obama to File Brief Urging Supreme Court to Strike Down Proposition 8
The Obama Administration will be getting involved in the Supreme Court battle surrounding Proposition 8.
NBC News reports that the Justice Department will file a friend-of-the-courts brief urging the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California.
Thought the White House initially said they would not get involved in the case, it seems they’ve changed their mind.
The administration last year signaled it might stay on the sidelines. In May, when President Obama first said that “same-sex couples should be able to get married,” he added that it was not a matter for the federal government.
But he appeared to express a different view in January during his inaugural address when he said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
The Supreme Court will hear final arguments in the case in Late March.
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