Obama Backs Gay Marriage At High Court

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 8:18 PM EST) -- The Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold a decision finding California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, arguing the law violates same-sex couples' right to equal protection.

In a week that saw a barrage of amicus briefs concerning the legality of same-sex marriage filed in two cases that the high court took up, the White House on Thursday took aim at California's Proposition 8.

Given that California recognizes domestic partnerships for gay couples but refuses to allow them to wed, the administration argued...
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