The Obama administration on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay nuptials.
Attorney General Eric Holder filed what’s called a friend-of-the-court brief, arguing the that California voters did not have the right to decide gay couples cannot wed.
In the brief, the Justice Department argues that the gay marriage ban violated same-sex couples’ constitutional guarantee to equal protection under the law and is the result of prejudice.
“Prejudice may not…be the basis for differential treatment under the law,” the brief said.
Stefan Chase has the details.