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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:13 PM

AP: Obama considers urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage

Source: Associated Press

The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama to rights for gay couples.

... The administration has until Feb. 28 to intervene in the case by filing a "friend of the court" brief.

... A final decision on whether to file a brief has not been made, a senior administration official said. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli is consulting with the White House on the matter, said the official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to address the private deliberations publicly.

... Ahead of next week's deadline, nearly two dozen states have filed briefs with the Supreme Court asking the Justices to uphold the California measure.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-considers-weighing-supreme-court-gay-marriage-case-article-1.1269384

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Reply AP: Obama considers urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage (Original post)
Newsjock Feb 2013 OP
iandhr Feb 2013 #1
meti57b Feb 2013 #2
BVictor1 Feb 2013 #3
yardwork Feb 2013 #4
alp227 Feb 2013 #9
slackmaster Feb 2013 #10
alp227 Feb 2013 #13
Ash_F Feb 2013 #5
NorthCarolina Feb 2013 #6
forestpath Feb 2013 #8
efhmc Feb 2013 #7
slackmaster Feb 2013 #11
efhmc Feb 2013 #12

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:17 PM

1. Do it sir.

When you stand up and do the right thing the American people respond to you.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

2. Wouldn't that be cool!!!!!!

There isn't any valid argument against gay marriage. There's just blind prejudice.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:55 AM

3. They're already doing it.

 

I mean, it's in the news that they're considering, but the word is out.

It's being reported on.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:57 AM

4. Two dozen states have filed briefs urging the Court to support California's ban on equal marriage.

I'm sure that my state is one of them.

The country is deeply divided along states' rights lines.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:37 PM

9. I wonder how many are former confederate states.

Most of not all former confederate states have had Prop 8 type laws long before california passed p8. Also are right to work states & allow employment discrimination on sexual orientation. I say let them secede if they wish to value discrimination in the name of "family values" and ignore the 14th amendment.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:52 PM

13. Re your 2nd & 3rd links

Link 3 is Michigan's AC brief; Michigan's current AG is a Republican. Same with its neighbor across Lake Michigan, Wisconsin; J.B. Van Hollen has aggressively sued to defend his state's voter ID laws as well.

The ex-Confederate states that did NOT file AC's in defense of P8: Arkansas (Democratic AG), Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi (Dem AG), N. Carolina (Dem AG), and Tennessee (which has a Democratic AG). The AG of Indiana led this bunch of states that weren't Michigan. Looking at the list these states all have Republican AG's and (except CO and VA and WI) went for Romney in the last election.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:07 AM

5. Good. /nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:12 AM

6. What is there to consider?

Just do it.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:47 AM

8. +1

 

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:26 AM

7. Would it really matter?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:25 PM

11. The President has the right to file an amicus brief, just as any individual or group does

 

That doesn't mean the SC will pay any attention to it.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:02 PM

12. It would be the right thing to do but with this court, can't see much

difference being made.

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