Report: Obama might weigh in on Prop 8 case

02/21/2013 | Yahoo

The Obama administration is considering briefing the Supreme Court on its views about the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, something advocates for marriage equality have urged the president to do. "I have to make sure that I'm not interjecting myself too much into this process, particularly when we're not a party to the case," Obama said in an interview this week, but a senior administration official said the Department of Justice is prepared to file a "friend of the court" brief if the president gives the go-ahead. The deadline for filing briefs in the case is Feb. 28.

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