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Thursday, May 5, 2011

eNews: DOMA Under Fire | Pride Calendar | Prop 8's "Hail Mary"

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May 2011: DOMA—No Defense, No Excuse

Kevin Cathcart.
In Brief
by Kevin Cathcart
Executive Director
Lambda Legal
Amid all the drama of the last few weeks with a law firm accepting then rejecting the ugly contract offered by the House leadership to defend DOMA in court, we should not lose sight of the real issues: First, DOMA is discriminatory, unconstitutional and indefensible. Second, House leaders are not only willing to spend taxpayers' money defending DOMA—they are also trying to silence debate. Read more »
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