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DOMA gets its defender

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement has been tapped by House Republicans to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) following the Obama Justice Department’s decision to abort its constitutionally required duty to defend DOMA against legal challenges. Speaker Boehner sent

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Congress hears case for marriage

On Friday, the US House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on DOMA and the administration’s decision to not defend the law. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who chairs the subcommittee, called three witnesses to discuss the largely unprecedented

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DOMA battle continues in Congress

Though House Speaker Boehner has acted to have Congress defend the challenge to DOMA in the court system, some of his colleagues have filed opposing bills about the DOMA and are actively signing up co-sponsors. Rep. Vicky Hatzler (R-MO) has

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ADF: House on firm ground to defend DOMA

ADF: House on firm ground to defend DOMA House Speaker Boehner announces that U.S. House will initiate legal defense in wake of Dept. of Justice’s refusal to do so Thursday, March 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — U.S. Speaker of the House

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DOMA defense now in the House’s hands

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner released a statement saying that he will “convene a meeting of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group for the purpose of initiating action by the House to defend” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). “It

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