Obama Backs Gay Boy Scout Inclusion, But Still No SCOTUS Amicus Brief Supporting The Overturning of DOMA or Prop 8

Will Kohler

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  1. Thom Watson says:

    Will, it’s more accurate to say that the White House hasn’t said whether or not they will produce an amicus brief. The fact that there isn’t one yet means nothing, as there aren’t /any/ amici briefs yet from the pro-equality side; the date for those briefs to be submitted to the Court is February 28. The only amici briefs published so far are from the anti-equality on behalf of DOMA and Prop 8, as those briefs were due last week.

  2. The Boy Scouts operate under a Congressional charter. At the very least he could pledge his administration to put its weight behind a lobbying effort to rescind the charter if the Scouts don’t drop their policy of discrimination. But expecting anything but words from Obama is expecting way too much.

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