White House urges Supreme Court to allow marriage equality after Prop 8 case

The White House will file an amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, and return marriage equality to the state.

Many wondered whether the White House would file a brief in the Proposition 8 case, which is being heard at the same time that a challenge to the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) will come before the Supreme Court. The brief by the White House demonstrates continued support for overturning the law.

BREAKING: Justice Department will urge US Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage to resume in California in Prop 8 case - @petewilliamsnbc

The White House joins an impressive roster of people and organizations supporting marriage equality. Nearly 300 businesses and municipalities have filed a join amicus brief against DOMA. Additionally, 80 members of the Republican Party, have filed a brief that calls for marriage equality.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the challenge to both Proposition 8 and DOMA March 26-27. GLAAD is working with United for Marriage, a coalition of justice-minded organizations to demonstrate broad support for marriage equality. We will be on the ground March 26 and 27, working with a coalition of LGBT and justice-minded organizations to rally for marriage equality.

Take Action!

Join GLAAD in Washington DC for a series of events on March 26-27, as we rally for marriage equality. The days will include an interfaith prayer service, rallies on the steps of the Supreme Court, and a Passover Seder.

If you can’t make it to DC, check out our map of events happening around the country and find the one in your community!

Visit GLAAD's Marriage page and the United for Marriage page

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.