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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:01 PM

Breaking: Obama administration to express support for gay marriage before Supreme Court (Prop. 8)

Administration officials say the Justice Department will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, wading into the protracted legal battle over Proposition 8 and giving gay-rights advocates a new court ally.

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.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/28/17134418-obama-administration-to-express-support-for-gay-marriage-before-supreme-court?lite

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Reply Breaking: Obama administration to express support for gay marriage before Supreme Court (Prop. 8) (Original post)
JackBeck Feb 2013 OP
pinto Feb 2013 #1
JackBeck Feb 2013 #3
obama2terms Feb 2013 #12
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #2
FreeState Feb 2013 #6
JackBeck Feb 2013 #15
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #5
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #7
riqster Feb 2013 #8
sibelian Feb 2013 #9
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #10
swimboy Feb 2013 #11
JackBeck Feb 2013 #13
Number23 Feb 2013 #14
Scurrilous Mar 2013 #16

Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:07 PM

1. +1

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Response to pinto (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:37 PM

3. Another historic move by the Obama administration.

I think this helped me make-up my mind over whether or not to travel to DC for the SCOTUS arguments.

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Response to JackBeck (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:57 PM

12. So lucky!

I wish I could go but it's a 14 hour drive where I'm from and my car has horrible gas mileage.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:08 PM

2. Prop H8 is still going on?

 

I thought Justice Walker stamped it down for good, and California is refusing to send its attornies to defend it.

Who the FUCK is still defending the Prop H8? I want names.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:20 PM

6. The people who put it on the ballot

The 9th Circuit ruled with help of the CA Supreme Court that they had standing. The question of standing is part of the case at the USSC.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:42 PM

15. Standing, stays and appeals...you've got a lot of catching up to do, friend. n/t

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:59 PM

4. KNR

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:19 PM

5. We've come a long WAY!

thanks JackBeck!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:34 PM

7. Wow!

The news today keeps getting better and better!

Thanks JackBeck!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

8. Glad I voted for the man nt

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:45 PM

9. Excellent.


Well done, Barack.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:19 PM

10. Good

 

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:46 PM

11. Fantastic news!

It's very exciting to see the administration weighing in like this. I hope you can come down for the arguments before the Court!

All the best to you.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:51 PM

13. Are you going?

There's a couple of organizations planning actions starting on Monday. And the haters, like NY Dem. Senator Reuben Diaz, are bussing in the opposition, so hopefully our side will have a decent amount of counter-demonstrators.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:55 PM

14. Fantastic. It's the right thing to do.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:02 AM

16. K & R

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