House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight

  • metta

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    Jul 18, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/house-republicans-cave-on-marriage-fight
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    Jul 18, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    The spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, however, pushed for additional, immediate action.
    “The Supreme Court’s ruling is clear. Rather than trying to delay justice for particular married gay and lesbian couples and their families, Speaker Boehner should immediately file motions to end House Republicans’ involvement in the remaining cases and stop spending taxpayer dollars to defend unconstitutional discrimination,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told BuzzFeed.
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    Jul 18, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    “[T]he House has determined, in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Windsor, that it no longer will defend that statute,” lawyers for the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), controlled by House Republicans, wrote about veterans’ benefits statutes that similarly ban recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages.

    How can BLAG call itself bipartisan if it's controlled by one political party? BLAG and its actions to preserve DOMA have been a Republican initiative entirely, promoted by Speaker Boehner.