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.
“There's nothing partisan about standing up for American values like freedom, liberty and equality. We're proud to have these prominent Republicans join Ted Olson in supporting a freedom-based constitutional argument for equality.”
A new report details exactly how DOMA negatively affects gay service members and their families, even with Secretary Panetta’s reforms, and how it will continue to undermine our military unless the law is struck down.
Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8 filed their brief with the United States Supreme Court today, urging the justices to recognize the fundamental right of all Americans to marry by affirming the historic decision of the federal district court that found Prop 8 unconstitutional.