President Barack Obama on Wednesday
reiterated his support for gay marriage when asked whether his
administration would weigh in on the Supreme Court case challenging
California's Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved constitutional
amendment which limits marriage to heterosexual couples.
“The solicitor general is still
looking at this,” Obama told San Francisco ABC affiliate ABC7's Dan
Ashley. “I have to make sure that I'm not interjecting myself too
much into this process, particularly when we're not a party to the
Proposition 8 put an end to the
marriages of gay and lesbian couples taking place in the state after
the California Supreme Court struck down the state's law excluding
gay couples from marriage.
The administration has until February
28 to file an amicus brief in the case.
“I can tell you, though, obviously my
personal view, which is that I think that same-sex couples should
have the same rights and be treated like everybody else,” Obama
continued. “And that's something that I feel very strongly about
[and] my administration's acting on wherever we can.” (The video
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