Responding to the news that the House of Representatives’ legal representative has dumped John Boehner & Co. as a client, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) just minutes ago stated, “The actions of King & Spalding would suggest that they believe an accused murderer is entitled to a vigorous defense, but the thousands-year old understanding of marriage is not, even though our marriage law was passed with overwhelming bi-partisan majorities and signed into law by President Clinton.”
Nowhere in their statement do they mention any of the four polls taken in less than a year that show a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, and that majorities of almost every demographic believe DOMA, the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, should be repealed.
The National Organization for Marriage claim King and Spalding lack “the integrity to represent a position they consider to be unpopular,” adding, “King & Spalding, through their Chairman Robert Hays, has demonstrated a shocking lack of professional ethics and shown cowardice under fire. This law firm has shown itself to be without principle.”
“NOM pledged an investigation into the actions of King & Spalding and urged its supporters to contact Hays to express their outrage over the firm’s decision,” their press release adds. “We will convene a panel of legal experts and ethicists to determine if any rules of professional conduct have been violated, or if the firm has acted illegally in reaching their decision. We already know they have violated the moral imperative of acting in good faith and fair dealing. If our review concludes that the firm has violated any statutes or rules of professional conduct, we will initiate the appropriate disciplinary complaints.”
King and Spalding have yet to respond…
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