Go to Top

Obama backs gay marriage in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage and take a sceptical view of similar bans elsewhere, wading into a case that could have broad implications for the right of same-sex couples to wed.
The administration said unequivocally in a friend-of-the-court brief filed late on Thursday that gay marriage should be allowed to resume in California, where citizens voted to bar it in a 2008 referendum known as Proposition 8.
It does not explicitly call for marriage equality across the United States, but points the court in that direction.

Continue reading…