Obama Administration May Ask Supreme Court to Overturn Prop 8
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- 2013 Feb 21
The Obama administration is considering asking the Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that defined marriage in the state as only between a man and a woman, CBN News reports. President Obama raised expectations for gay marriage supporters last month when he declared during his inaugural address that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. The administration has one week to file a "friend of the court" brief, and while an administration brief alone is unlikely to sway the Supreme Court, the government's opinion does carry weight with the justices.