With updates for the Proposition 8 (Prop 8) case flooding in for the third day in a row - see Day 1 and Day 2 updates - President Obama's support for gay marriage has officially been submitted to the Supreme Court on the matter.
During a press conference, Obama gives a general idea of what was said in the brief. If our country is to continue operating under the principle that we are all created equal, he states, then that has to apply to everybody, regardless of sexual orientation.
When Obama was asked about gay marriage across the country, he explained that if he were a judge, he would rule that if something like Prop 8 is not appropriate for California, then it isn't appropriate for any state, but that judges are only required to look at the case that is in front of them. The bottom line of his brief, he concluded, was that all people should be treated equally, including in marriage.
With Obama's firm conclusion on gay marriage, there is still hope that New Jersey will have a future where gay marriage is legal. While Obama's statements do not officially legalize anything or have any direct impact on New Jersey law, his words are something to celebrate. There is still hope.