Skip to comments.Report: GOP appeals DOMA case to the Supreme Court
Posted on 06/30/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Washington Blade's Chris Johnson reports:
House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) attorneys on Friday formally appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court an appeals court decision determining the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, according to a Democratic aide.
Drew Hammill, spokesperson for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), told the Washington Blade on Friday afternoon that House Republicans had notified Democratic leadership counsel filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
What Supreme Court? We don’t have one of those anymore.
And once again, they’re going to trust THIS Supreme Court to do the right thing and overturn that appeals court? Yeah, right!
Marriage is just another form of taxation.
This could get VERY interesting now.
When would this case likely be heard if accepted?
Well, except for gays, whose weddings will henceforth be taxpayer-funded.
“I feel like I’m taking crazy pills”
Sadly you are correct.
From the article:
“Boehner’s office confirmed the appeal to POLITICO but noted the action was technically taken by BLAG - the House’s Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group - and its lawyer, Paul Clement. Clement has been defending DOMA, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing gay marriage, since the Justice Department stopped defending it last year.”
I have oft been wondering HOW Obama can refuse his sworn duty to protect and enforce the law....and get away with it. DOMA IS law.
This Supreme Court does what Barry and Holder tells it to do. They both have already stated that they are in the sack with the homosexuals. This is a waste of time.
Are you kidding? These are Romney’s people. They want to see DOMA done away with once and for all. What better way to see that happen than to give it to John Roberts’ court. Maybe he can even convince Justice Kennedy to join him this time and make it 6 to 3 for striking DOMA down.
We’ll lose, at a minimum, Kennedy on this one. Roberts a maybe. Alito, Thomas and Scalia will side with DOMA
This Supreme Court does what Barry and Holder tells(sic) it to do.
Please substantiate this with factual evidence.
If the concept of coerced commerce made constitutional muster, this one is a gimmee.
Oh really? Why bother? To cement another one of the commie’s goals?
Do you know approximately when next year? Do we have any idea of what the upcoming schedule looks like?
Don’t be too sure. Roberts gave significant pro bono help to the parties challenging the constitutionality of Colorados Amendment 2, which barred municipalities from designating homosexuals as a protected class. Ultimately Amendment 2 was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, in what was the most significant victory for the homosexual rights movement up to that time, making possible the much bigger homosexual victory of Lawrence v. Texas in 2003.
So, Roberts, of his own free will, helped the homosexual rights movement overturn a landmark anti-homosexual rights referendum that had been passed by the people of the state of Colorado; and he concealed this fact when asked about it by the U.S. Senate.
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