labrea_gwJuly 18, 2013

House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not defend remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couplesâ marriages.
The move comes three weeks and one day after the Supreme Court ruled in Edith WindsorâÂÂs case that the federal definition of marriage in DOMA was unconstitutional because it banned the federal government from recognizing same-sex couplesâ marriages.
âÂÂThe House has determined, in light of the Supreme CourtâÂÂs opinion in Windsor, that it no longer will defend that statute,â lawyers for the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), controlled by House Republicans, wrote about veteransâ benefits statutes that similarly ban recognition of same-sex couplesâ marriages.
âÂÂThe document from the legal team speaks for itself,â House Speaker John BoehnerâÂÂs spokesman, Michael Steel, told BuzzFeed, when asked for comment on the move.

Pointless waste of money defending a law to maintain tyrrany!

Here is a link that might be useful: toilet money down the by the toilet

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Good. One less thing ;-)

Thanks for the update~~

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 11:25PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

The move comes three weeks and one day after the Supreme Court ruled in Edith WindsorâÂÂs case...

What took them so long?

Did they need the three weeks to recover from their collective state of denial?

Or too busy working on their 121st attempt to abolish Obamacare?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 12:42AM
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Funny, nancy!

At least they did come to the correct decision.

Hmmmm....where are all those "independent" "personal responsiblity" "tax payers" to say how good this is that their tax dollars won't be wasted on this?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 8:36AM
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That's what I want to know, too, Nancy... what took them so long?

This all should have been a non-issue long ago, with equal rights prevailing.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 9:01AM
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Probably on summer recess. Not as if there is any important business of the people to do.

However. it's good to hear that this very unjust law is relegated to the history books.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 9:05AM
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The remains need to be repealed. The Republicans will no longer defend it but they certainly aren't up for it repeal either!
Turds like Louie Gohmert still pander to the basest of the Republican base some of the other the party have cooled their rhetorical jets. The remains of Doma may still be useful to them for fund raising in the future.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 10:44PM
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