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Thursday, February 28, 2013

KABOOM! (Updated)

That was the sound of yet another shoe dropping. The Justice Department has filed a brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry in support of the Respondents (Perry, et al.) It's a good strong one, based on 14th Amendment Equal Protection requirements and calling for heightened scrutiny.

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Via Towleroad.

Update: If you don't believe me, here's the New York Times:

The Obama administration threw its support behind a broad claim for marriage equality on Thursday, and urged the Supreme Court to rule that voters in California were not entitled to ban same-sex marriage there.

In a forceful argument, the administration claimed that denying gay couples the right to marry violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. It said that Proposition 8, the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, should be subjected to “heightened scrutiny” — a tough test for any law — and stated flatly that “Proposition 8 fails heightened scrutiny.”

The gloves are off.

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