Obama to Weigh In on Gay Marriage Ban

The Obama administration has one week to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court outlining its opinion on California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. While the Department of Justice would make the filing, the president is almost certain to make the ultimate decision on whether to do so. Gay rights advocates are calling on the administration to file a broad brief not only asking the court to declare the ban unconstitutional but also to make all state bans illegal. The Commercial Appeal has the story.