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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:29 PM

Defense Of Marriage Act: House Republicans Tie Federal Gay Marriage Ban To House Rules


Defense Of Marriage Act: House Republicans Tie Federal Gay Marriage Ban To House Rules

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans may have complained loudly during the "fiscal cliff" debate about the need to rein in government spending, but that didn't stop them from agreeing Wednesday night to sink even more money into defending the federal ban on recognizing gay marriage.

A GOP source told The Huffington Post that, during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference, lawmakers gave a green light to including language in the 113th Congress rules package that authorizes the House legal team, known as the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), to keep paying outside counsel to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. The proposed House rules package also states that BLAG "speaks for the House" in its defense of DOMA.

HuffPost obtained a copy of the draft language, which is expected to pass the full House on Thursday when the 113th Congress begins:

Litigation Matters. Subsection (a) addresses continuing litigation in which the House is a party. Paragraph (1) authorizes the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to continue litigating a number of cases in the 113th Congress in which the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group has successfully intervened as a defendant, including one case currently before the Supreme Court (Windsor v. United States). This paragraph also confirms that the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group speaks for the House and articulates its institutional position in all litigation matters in which it appears.


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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/defense-of-marriage-act_n_2399383.html




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Reply Defense Of Marriage Act: House Republicans Tie Federal Gay Marriage Ban To House Rules (Original post)
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TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
Pisces Jan 2013 #2
pnwmom Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:35 PM

1. I assume that's taxpayer money. That's a real wise use of funds, right there.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:35 PM

2. The last gasps of extinction from these dinosaurs. They are grasping at straws. Illinois is going to

be the tenth state to have same sex marriage with another 7 close behind. They are relics of another era. We need to put
them out of their misery. Why can't we get double agents to run in these districts that are gerrymandered. Lets get people
who are middle of the road people to say crazy shit to get elected but then vote like a rational person. We need to
get subversive. These fools need to be put out of their misery.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:39 PM

4. And two years later, the fakes would be out. What good would that do?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:23 AM

7. We could do a lot in 2 years with the right Congress. I'd roll the dice!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:38 PM

3. the money should come from the boner pocket

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:03 PM

5. Aren't the supremes taking up gay marriage?

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