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Marriage

Breaking: Boehner Backs Down On DOMA — House GOP Agree To No Longer Defend Unconstitutional Law

by David Badash ● 4:59 PM July 18, 2013
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Today, just hours before deadline, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner broke and the BLAG announced they would no longer pursue legal action related to defending DOMA.

DOMA

Boehner: I’m Spending $3 Million Defending DOMA To Show Obama He Doesn’t Make The Rules

by David Badash ● 1:35 PM March 23, 2013
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John Boehner admits the reason — at least one of them — that he is supporting DOMA in court is to show Barack Obama that the two-term President doesn’t get to make the rules.

Marriage

Boehner’s BLAG Claiming ‘Direct Injury On The House’ If DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 1:25 PM February 25, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner’s BLAG last week claimed that if the Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional, it will have caused “a direct injury on the House.”

News

Obama To Supreme Court: Kill DOMA

by David Badash ● 10:08 AM February 23, 2013
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The Obama administration last night filed a brief requesting the Supreme Court strike down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Ac that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

Discrimination

Stephen Colbert On DOMA: GOP Says We Can’t Give Gays Rights Until We Wrong Them

by David Badash ● 11:04 AM January 31, 2013
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On “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert used “The Word” to look at how the House GOP is “defending” DOMA, concluding gays can’t get rights until they’re wronged.

DOMA

DOMA: Supreme Court Doesn’t Have Jurisdiction, House Doesn’t Have Standing Says SCOTUS Lawyer

by David Badash ● 10:30 AM January 25, 2013
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A lawyer hired by the Supreme Court says they don’t have jurisdiction over a DOMA case they agreed to hear, and the House has no right to defend the anti-gay law.

News

House GOP’s Anti-Gay Supreme Court Brief Reads Like 1950′s Racist Propaganda

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM January 24, 2013
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The House GOP yesterday filed a 60-page brief in the Supreme Court that addresses the upcoming DOMA case of Edie Windsor, and it reads like 1950′s propaganda.

Civil Rights

Boehner Appeals Ruling Finding DOMA Unconstitutional – With Your Tax Dollars

by David Badash ● 1:54 PM February 24, 2012
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Speaker of the House John Boehner has directed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) to appeal Wednesday’s federal court ruling that found DOMA unconstitutional.

Civil Rights

DOMA: House Republicans Win BLAG Vote, Will Defend Law In Court

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM March 9, 2011
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House Republican leaders won a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group committee vote today that will authorize the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.