Tell Speaker Boehner: Don't defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act with our money
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Rep. John Boehner

Tell Speaker Boehner: Don't defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act with our money

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

This week it was revealed that Speaker John Boehner is using taxpayer money to pay for private lawyers to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages and defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

And not only is Speaker Boehner using our money to defend discrimination against gay and lesbian couples, he's agreed to pay one of the most expensive law firms in the country (one with strong ties to the Bush administration) over $500,000 for work on the case.

This is nothing more than rank hypocrisy from a politician who keeps on telling us that our country is too broke to pay for vital government services, but sees no problem using our money to score cheap political points.

The Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder has already determined it's unconstitutional and decided not to defend its constitutionality.

Tell Speaker Boehner: Don't use taxpayer money to pay for your defense of the Defense of Marriage Act.


Rep. John Boehner, Ohio-08
Stop using taxpayer money to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. If you want to spend $500,000 to hire high-priced lawyers to stand on the wrong side of history, you should do so on your own dime.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kevin OBrien SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Don't Waste OUR Tax Dollars !!!!!

    • Linda Chadburn MILLERTON, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      PLEASE, Mr. Speaker, someone has to stop the madness! Just let DOMA go without a fight.

    • Sabrina Sollmann TORRANCE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I barely believe in using tax money (i.e. money the government steals from me on a regular basis) for anything, but this is just angering. If you don't like gay marriage, don't get one. Homosexuality is not a choice, but homophobia is.

    • Shai Fortner SARASOTA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I want my rights as a citizen of America how are you representing all of us if you are being prejudice to our rights. I want to have my family here in the US just as much as you . 5 years living in separation and I am obeying all the rules where is our reward for not breaking the law.. 2011 USA are we really discussing equality. wow.

    • Patrick Ley TALLAHASSEE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      If you don't have enough money to do good, how much less must you have to do evil. Full marriage equality is a moral right.


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