President Obama said his personal view is that gay couples should have the same rights as straight couples, and his administration would do whatever it could to promote that principle. It was echoed in his inaugural address as well.
"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, than surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well, “stated the President.
Now, he has gone a step further as he considers intervening in the gay marriage case in California that would urge the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage-a decision that will impact the entire country.
The Obama administration has one week to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the justices on the California ban, known as Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative approved by California voters that overturned a state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
Gay marriage advocates are calling on the administration to file a broad brief not only asking the court to declare California's ban unconstitutional but also urging the Justices to make all state bans illegal.
We’ll see what happens.