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Obama Administration Continues Silence on Proposition 8

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Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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December 12, 2012
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The White House refused to weigh in Tuesday on the Supreme Court's decision to take up the case challenging California's Proposition 8.

At a press briefing this afternoon, White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on the administration's stance on the Proposition 8 case nor some of the broader questions raised by the case, including whether the Constitution protects the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Carney would not say what President Barack Obama’s reaction was to the high court taking up the Proposition 8 case or the Defense of Marriage Act case surrounding Edith Windsor.

METRO WEEKLY: Jay, will the administration take a public stance on the Proposition 8 case that was taken up by the Supreme Court on Friday, in particular some of the broader questions raised by that case, including whether or not the Constitution protects the rights of same-sex couples to marry?

CARNEY: Well, I appreciate the question, but for comment on the court's actions on that case I would point you to the Department of Justice. As you know the administration is not a party to this case and I just have nothing more for you on it.

MW: Did the president have any reaction to the court taking up the DOMA or the Prop. 8 case?

CARNEY: I have nothing more for you on that. Appreciate it.