Tell Boehner to Follow King & Spalding's Lead and Stop Defending DOMA
  • Petitioned Rep. John Boehner

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Rep. John Boehner

Tell Boehner to Follow King & Spalding's Lead and Stop Defending DOMA

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      Human Rights Campaign

 

House Speaker John Boehner and House Republican leaders hired a high-priced law firm to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). HRC sprang into action with a campaign to inform and educate the public, K&S clients, and potential recruits about the firm's hypocrisy. K&S rightly dropped the case.

Yet Speaker Boehner still plans to spend hundreds of thousands of OUR TAX DOLLARS to uphold DOMA in court – and continue attacking the rights of loving same-sex couples.

Take action and tell Speaker Boehner to stop defending DOMA.

 

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    • Jean Parker ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Speaker Boehner, I believe you are a principled and compassionate man. Please reconsider your decision to defend DOMA. One hundred years from now, this law will be viewed as the hurtful and discriminatory act it truly is. You have the chance to be on the right side of history.

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    • A L SYRACUSE, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Speaker Boehner,

      You are intelligent and able to learn. As a leader you must also sometimes teach. Please learn from experts in the Health Professions and teach your fellow Republicans. Surely you would not want to make decisions based on out dated information.

      Since more knowledge is needed on this topic Please check out statements made by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association at the following links. I hope the information is not to technical.

      http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/orientation.aspx

      http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/sexual-orientation.aspx

      http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_identity_jan_2011/index.html

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    • Charles Martin NEW YORK, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I recommend those interested in LGBT issues also take a look at the petition in re to the offensive comments made by Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/archbishop-dolan-gay-rights-are-not-a-chic-cause

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    • Randy Stein DENVER, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      Keep blindly supporting bad issies like DOMA and wasting large amounts of taxpayer money and you just add another hole in the sinking boat of your party and of Conservatives. President Obama and the Democrats appreciate your help in getting re-elected.

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    • Debra S SLATE HILL, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      You should be ashamed of yourself, but I doubt you are. Most Americans no longer believe your words, as your actions scream in high volumes! Shame on YOU!

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