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Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: GOP has been ‘irresponsible’ on same-sex marriage issue

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said Wednesday that Republicans who voted to spend millions in taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage are "irresponsible," and that she's "very optimistic" the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
Paul Clement

Anti-gay legal briefs ‘mischaracterized’ parenting study

Friday, January 25, 2013
Attorneys who submitted anti-gay briefs to the Supreme Court in favor of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act are continuing the mischaracterization of a 2002 study on child development to suggest same-sex parents are less fit than opposite-sex parents, according to the non-profit that produced the study. [ Read more → ]
Vicki C. Jackson

Amicus brief: U.S. Supreme Court does not have authority to rule on DOMA

Thursday, January 24, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court does not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, argued a Harvard professor in a brief filed Thursday with the high court. [ Read more → ]
US Supreme Court

House GOP to Supreme Court: Gays too powerful to warrant judicial protection

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Republican members of the U.S. House leadership on Tuesday told the U.S. Supreme Court it should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as constitutional, arguing that gays and lesbians are a powerful interest group, and do not warrant "judicial intervention." [ Read more → ]
Paul Clement

U.S. House DOMA lawyer: Gays have political power, don’t need legal protections

Sunday, October 16, 2011
The attorney representing the U.S. House in defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), said in court documents on Friday that, "homosexuals have a great deal of political power and are not entitled to the safeguards that courts have established for laws that discriminate against racial minorities or women." [ Read more → ]
John Boehner

House Democrats to Boehner: Mr. Speaker, your DOMA attorney is out of line

Monday, September 26, 2011
Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a letter reiterating their request for a briefing on the efforts of the law firm hired by the Speaker to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in several ongoing federal court challenges. [ Read more → ]
John Boehner

Boehner’s DOMA defense contains junk science, bad sources

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
On Monday it was discovered that one of the experts, Professor Lisa Diamond, cited by Speaker of the House John Boehner’s legal team in their defense of DOMA complained that her work was being distorted. [ Read more → ]
Paul Clement

Law firms drops out of defending ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ — Clement resigns

Monday, April 25, 2011
The Washington D.C. law firm King & Spalding has reversed course, and announced Monday it would not represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defending the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court, Politico reported. [ Read more → ]
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