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President Obama may attempt to sway Supreme Court decision on marriage equality

The Obama administration is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on marriage equality.

The President raised expectations among opponents of the Proposition 8 ban when he declared in his inaugural address that gays and lesbians must be “treated like anyone else under the law.” The administration has until Feb. 28 to intervene in the case by filing a “friend of the court” brief.

An administration brief alone is unlikely to sway the Justices but the federal government’s opinion does carry weight with the court.

[via Associated Press]