A spokesman for the American Foundation for Equal Rights and a representative for Eastwood confirmed that the Oscar-winning director and actor had signed the brief, expected to be filed Thursday in California’s Proposition 8 case. Clint Eastwood, though a Republican, has strong Libertarian leanings and has been quite vocal about that.
A few of the others who have signed the brief are:
- Former governor John Huntsman of Utah
- Former governor Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey
- Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
- Members of Mitt Romney’s and Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on March 26. The Justice Department is also urging the court to approve gay marriage in California.
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