White House Dodges Question About SCOTUS and Gay Marriage


The White House administration is again trying to have it both ways on gay marriage. On the one hand, the President wants the campaign donations of wealthy pro gay marriage donors. On the other hand, his press secretary refuses to answer if his administration would welcome same-sex marriage being ruled upon by the Supreme Court and if he hopes gay marriage becomes the law of the land:

White House press secretary Jay Carney today refused to say whether President Obama would want the Supreme Court to take a case that could lead to same-sex couples across the country being able to marry.

The administration has not taken a position on whether the court should review a lower court decision striking down California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages, and the White House was not willing to take a position on that issue today.

Asked if the administration wants the court to take the Proposition 8 case, Carney said, "I will ask you to direct it to the Justice Department. I'm not going to make policy toward Supreme Court cases from here."

... neither the president nor his administration have taken any specific actions supporting litigation aimed at court rulings declaring that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. -- BuzzFeed