The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.
The document, filed Friday, marks the first time a U.S. president has endorsed same-sex marriage rights before the high court.
The White House's position is that the Defense of Marriage Act - DOMA - violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law.
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