The good news keeps on coming! The Obama administration will finally officially weigh in late today on the challenge to Proposition 8 currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, as I and so many others have been asking him to do for months:
Administration officials say the Justice Department will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, wading into the protracted legal battle over Proposition 8 and giving gay-rights advocates a new court ally.
After first suggesting it would not get involved, the Obama administration will file a friend-of-the-court brief late today in support of the two gay couples who launched the fight over the issue four years ago, the officials said. Today is the last day for filing briefs in support of the couples’ position.
Better late than never, Mr. President. Thank you for doing the right thing!
UPDATE: Here is the Obama administration’s brief in the Proposition 8 case: