January 16, 2015 / 9:48 PM / 4 years ago

Obama administration to urge U.S. top court to legalize gay marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department said on Friday the Obama administration will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide.

“We expect to file (a) friend-of-the-court brief that will urge (the) Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a tweet posted by a department spokesman.

Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Bill Trott

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