A pro-equality Supreme Court brief filed by more than 300 conservatives, coordinated by Ken Mehlman, features several noteworthy changes from a similar effort in 2013.
Dozens of prominent Republicans including Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, Christine Todd Whitman, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen support marriage equality.
“We have a real shot at prevailing here,” the Maryland governor told reporters Wednesday despite bad news in a new poll and expected attacks by the National Organization for Marriage.
Proposition 8 attorney and former Solicitor General Ted Olson said the “partisan veil” on marriage equality has been removed.
Governor Andrew Cuomo even offered to back Sen. Roy McDonald if he chose to continue as a third-party candidate, and a poll released by marriage equality advocates indicated the effort could be successful.
Christine Quinn and Thomas Roberts have joined the high-profile host committee for next month’s event showcasing the connections between Maryland and New York.