Dozens of prominent Republicans (including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress) have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry. This is such a huge step in the right direction! More below.
The document will be submitted this week to the Supreme Court in support of a suit seeking to strike down Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, and all similar bans. The court will hear back-to-back arguments next month in that case and another pivotal gay rights case that challenges the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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