SAME-SEX MARRIAGE & THE LAW: A SPECIAL REPORT

Will Obama's SG weigh in?

Possible Justice Department involvement complicated by past actions.

, The National Law Journal

The Prop. 8 appeal to the 9th Circuit puts the U.S. Department of Justice in a sticky spot. The solicitor general's office has to decide when and if it should become involved in the case — which, even though it involves a state ban on same-sex marriage, could have implications for the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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