By Brittny Drye
As the Supreme Court starts to heat up for the long-awaited decision on Prop 8, President Obama is debating whether to intervene and file an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief, which the administration must submit by next Thursday, February 28.
“The solicitor general is still looking at this. 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,” said the president in an interview with ABC7 in San Francisco on Wednesday. “I can tell you, though, obviously my personal view, which is that I think that same-sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everybody else. And that’s something that I feel very strongly about [and] my administration acnig on wherever we can.”
Even though the president has been outspoken on same-sex marriage, with the most recent being in his State of the Union Address, nothing that gays and lesbians should be “treated like anyone else under the law,” the decision is not to be taken lightly, as submitting such a brief is rare and will inevitably weigh heavy on the Justices’ decision.
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