Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2013 / 00:08 am
Both President Barack Obama's administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners.
"Like a lot of the country, my views have evolved on this from the first day I set foot in Congress," said former U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio).
On Feb. 25, a group of over 70 Republican leaders and public figures filed a "friend of the court" brief on the upcoming Supreme Court case regarding California's Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage within California.
The brief's position contradicts the official Republican Party platform, which reaffirmed its stance that marriage is "a union of one man and one woman" in Aug. 2012.