Obama Administration Will Ask SCOTUS To Rule For Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, to announce Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as ... President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, to announce Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black US attorney general. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MORE LESS
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The Obama administration will formally ask the Supreme Court to “make marriage equality a reality for all Americans” in a landmark case.

In a statement issued on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will file a friend-of-the-court brief calling for gay and lesbian Americans across the country to be able to marry.

“The Supreme Court has announced that it will soon hear several cases raising core questions concerning the constitutionality of same-sex marriages. As these cases proceed, the Department of Justice will remain committed to ensuring that the benefits of marriage are available as broadly as possible. And we will keep striving to secure equal treatment for all members of society—regardless of sexual orientation,” Holder said.

Holder cited the Obama administration’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, which led to a 2013 Supreme Court decision requiring federal recognition of legal same-sex marriages.

“As such, we expect to file a ‘friend of the court’ brief in these cases that will urge the Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans,” he said. “It is time for our nation to take another critical step forward to ensure the fundamental equality of all Americans—no matter who they are, where they come from, or whom they love.”

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  2. I believe the Obama team has decided to put the Roberts court on display. To not let them just sit back and ponder ways to destroy Obamacare and feel good about it. To make equality, income disparity and class warfare all one thing. Obama is making the Supremes take sides on the record for many reasons. One I believe is to let the crazies go ballistic against their own and to show America how nuts they are getting, just in case a few missed the last decade or so. Another is to force Roberts to choose his legacy over his ideology. One of those lasts forever.

    Obama is our man and always has been. He is just playing a game with some of the most ruthless bastards in the world. I like his moves even if I only understand some in retrospect.
    Basically, having faith means keeping the faith and learning patience.

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