Obama Decides to File Prop 8 Brief with SCOTUS

The President announced he will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of overturning Prop 8.

Exciting news: President Obama has decided to file a friend-of-the-court brief urging Supreme Court judges to overturn Prop 8. Here’s more info from NBC News:

After first suggesting it would not get involved, the Obama administration will file a friend-of-the-court brief late today in support of the two gay couples who launched the fight over the issue four years ago, the officials said. Today is the last day for filing briefs in support of the couples’ position.

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.

The Supreme Court will make a decision on Prop 8 and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act on March 26 and 27, respectively.

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