Will The Obama Administration File a Brief in the Prop 8 Case?

Written by scott on February 27th, 2013

Prop 8There’s just one day to go before the deadline for amicus briefs on the Prop 8 case, and so far, the Obama Administration hasn’t filed one. America Blog reports:

While the President did file a brief the other day in the sister-case before the Supreme Court, challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans legally-wed gay couples from receiving federal marriage benefits (among doing other things), he has so far not indicated a willingness to do so in the Prop 8 case. And both legal and political experts I’ve spoken to do not understand why not.

John Aravosis speculates:

It’s entirely possible that the Justice Department, or someone else in the Obama administration, has found a non-gay reason for why they don’t want to file a brief in the Prop 8 case. They’re afraid that somehow, somewhere, in some way filing a Prop 8 brief will negatively affect some other unrelated thing that they care about.

I guess we’ll see tomorrow.


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