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DoJ Already Pussying Out Of DOMA Cases

Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Massachusetts v. HHS, the two cases that had a federal judge in July declaring DOMA’s Section 3 is unconstitutional, and which the Obama administration’s attorneys repeatedly tried to dismiss, will no longer have the participation of the Department of Justice. Government attorneys notified the First Circuit they will “cease to defend” the law in those cases. “The DOJ has not sent a letter to the Congress declining to defend DOMA in toto in the Gill case,” relays Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, “so its determination may only apply to the extent the court determines that heightened scrutiny is the proper standard of review for DOMA’s constitutionality. No matter what happens, the case will proceed with DOJ as the attorneys for the government defendants.” Sad, because I was really looking forward to seeing whether DoJ was going to make the case that gays can stop being gay if the chose.

  • 2 Comments
    • Chris
      Chris

      Since when is doing the right thing “pussying out”? And since when is pussy a bad thing?

      Feb 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DeGuyz in Mississippi
      DeGuyz in Mississippi

      They stop short of repealing DOMA by refusing to defend it in court. They know something no one else does. The country has been in violation since 2005. They are trying to minimize damages by meeting some things that are in the list of demands. When the country finds out the real truth, we will be the only ones smiling at the end of the day.

      Feb 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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