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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Republicans Tell the U.S. Supreme Court to Legalize Gay Marriage

Posted by on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM

With oral arguments coming up next month, an interesting "friend of the court" brief arrives:

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, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.

Normally these briefs don't matter that much. But the publisher of Scotusblog tells the New York Times that this one “has the potential to break through and make a real difference.”

 

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Matt from Denver 1
That's good news. Not only for the case, but for exposing the schism within the GOP. They embraced the nuts and bigots too closely and find that they can't get out of their grip. It's a good harbinger for the couple of election cycles.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 26, 2013 at 6:04 AM · Report this
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NOM wept.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM · Report this
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That's great news. Now can a bunch of republicans break rank on things like reasonable tax/fiscal policy, global warming, and gun control before their loony cohorts drive the country to extinction?
Posted by Centrists Rule the World today on February 26, 2013 at 6:28 AM · Report this

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