DOMA drama, King & Spalding, New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, and Rhode Island’s push for civil unions – all in this week’s Marriage News Watch.
King & Spalding
Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins offends our gay blog sensibilities while dropping the T word five times in his explanation for how defending DOMA went awry for King & Spalding, the lawfirm that pulled out of defending the unconstitutional law this week. FRC, as you probably know, is a[…]
King and Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hayes released a statement this morning announcing that his firm and lead attorney on the case, Paul Clement, will no longer be serving as John Boehner’s legal counsel in the case defending (the indefensible) Defense of Marriage Act. Today the firm filed a motion[…]
In the ongoing fight to repeal DOMA in the U.S. House of Representatives, it has come to light that the House Republicans are on the hook to pay over $500,000 in legal fees in their defense of DOMA. This is absurd, especially in a time when the Republicans are fighting[…]