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Coakley files brief urging Proposition 8 strike-down

Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the US Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying Proposition 8 “is in clear conflict with our Constitution.”

“Proposition 8’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional,” Coakley writes in the 31-page brief. “Denying gays and lesbians the opportunity to wed the partner of their choosing does not advance any legitimate governmental interest.”

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