Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GOP Leaders For Gay Marriage

With gay marriage headed to the US Supreme court next month conservative leaders are filing an Amicus Curiae Brief calling on the Supreme Court to recognize marriage equality for all in the California Proposition 8 Case. Those signing include gay & straight allies Mary Bono Mack, James B. Comey, Jon Huntsman, Ken Mehlman, Steve Schmidt, William F. Weld & Meg Whitman among the eighty plus conservative voices weighing in. Additional names are still being added with a final list of names to be released when the brief is filed with the Supreme Court. Prop 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay & lesbian Californians to marry in 2008. Adam Umhoefer AFER Executive Director stated, “The support for marriage equality demonstrated by this amicus brief represents a microcosm of what we see happening all across the country. Americans are united behind the concepts of freedom, dignity & strong families. Since the inception of our case, AFER has worked to strip the partisan veil that had existed for too long around marriage equality. The conservative movement toward the freedom to marry is what we like to call the ‘Ted Olson effect.’ We value the support of our conservative colleagues & welcome their voices to the growing majority of Americans who stand for marriage equality.” The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) is the sole sponsor of Hollingsworth v. Perry the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Prop 8. For The List So Far…. 

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