A group of mostly lesser-known Republicans will file a “friend of the court” brief this week supporting gay marriage for a case that is before the Supreme Court. Most of those identified are moderate or liberal Republicans who are not currently holding or campaigning for an elected office.
The New York Times, which broke the story on Monday, reports that dozens of Republicans will sign the brief, but it only names 14.
They include former Utah governor and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, former George W. Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley, former George W. Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, former George W. Bush Justice
Department official James Comey, Ronald Reagan budget director David Stockman, former campaign adviser Steve Schmidt, former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and former Massachusetts Governor’s William Weld and Jane Swift.
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