Feb 28

U.S Government Files Amicus Brief on Proposition 8 Case

Reblogged from Human Rights Campaign

U.S Government Files Amicus Brief on Proposition 8 Case

The Obama Administration made history today by filing a brief at the Supreme Court arguing for the first time on behalf of the U.S. Government that a law denying loving and committed gay and lesbian couples the ability to marry is unconstitutional.  Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli filed the amicus curiae brief in the Perry case arguing that California’s Proposition 8 discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws.

To read the entire post, click http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/obama-administration-makes-history-at-supreme-court-arguing-for-fundamental

About the author


Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.


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