Michelle Obama: Supreme Court Picks Will Impact Whether Americans Can "Love Whomever We Choose"

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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March 20, 2012

At multiple events in New York City on Monday, March 19, First Lady Michelle Obama—in campaigning for her husband’s re-election—made reference to the effect that Supreme Court appointees will have on “whether we can ... love whomever we choose.”

Although she did not explicitly mention marriage equality, the possibility of a case raising that issue reaching the Supreme Court has been a regular topic of discussion—particularly in light of the challenge to California’s marriage amendment, Proposition 8, that is currently being considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.