Wednesday, February 27, 2013

75 Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

75 Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief in Support of Gay Marriage:
"At least 75 prominent Republicans have signed a legal brief that argues gay marriage is a constitutional right, the New York Times reports.

The document will be submitted to the Supreme Court this week and will support a lawsuit that aims to take down Proposition 8. The court will also hear arguments next month against the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars same-sex marriage on a federal level. The high court is expected to rule on the cases in early summer.

The conservatives who signed the brief are mostly out-of-office Republicans and former top officials who have not voiced their support for marriage equality. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld and Jane Swift, and former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, have all signed the document. Additionally, Meg Whitman, who supported Prop 8 when she ran for California governor, Stephen J. Hadley, a George W. Bush national security adviser and James B. Comey, a top Bush Justice Department official, signed the brief." Full story here!

WGB:  See...not ALL Republicans are bad.  We have some that have our back!

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