Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jay Carney Evades Questions About Prop 8 & DOMA

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 12/11/2012


This is at the very end of yesterdays press briefing:


Q    Jay, will the administration take a public stance on the Proposition-8 case that was taken up by the Supreme Court on Friday, in particular some of the broader questions raised by that case, including whether or not the Constitution protects the rights of same-sex couples to marry?
MR. CARNEY:  Well, I appreciate the question, but for comment on the Court’s actions on that case, I would point you to the Department of Justice.  As you know, the administration is not a party to this case, and I just have nothing more for you on it.
Q    Did the President have any reaction to the court taking up the DOMA or the Prop-8 case?
MR. CARNEY:  I have nothing more for you on that.  Appreciate it.
Q    -- going to be able tell us what the President’s views are on that case.  Is the President not concerned about the outcome of that case?
MR. CARNEY:  Again, I just don’t have anything more for you, and I’d refer you to the Department of Justice.
Thank you all very much.
2:40 P.M. EST