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Why Did the Gays Who Beat Down DOMA Agree With DoJ to Stay the Judge’s Ruling?

The decision to agree with the government in staying U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro’s striking down of DOMA’s Section 3 wasn’t made lightly, but it was made rationally: Rather than see the Gill v. OPM ruling overturned on appeal and same-sex couples face the possibility of having to repay the government for their tax breaks, the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and their clients opted to join the Justice Department’s request to hold off on implementing the ruling. A wee bit different than what’s going on with California’s Prop 8.