Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taxpayers On The Hook For $1.5 Million To Defend Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

"It is absolutely unconscionable that Speaker Boehner is tripling the cost for his legal boondoggle to defend the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act," said Drew Hammill, spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "At a time when Americans are hurting and job creation should be the top priority, it just shows how out of touch House Republicans have become that they would spend up to $1.5 million dollars to defend discrimination in our country." One House Democratic staffer pointed out that 23 career employees in House operations have been laid off due to budget shortfalls. House Republicans have still not explained where the money they plan to use to pay Bancroft will come from. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/04/doma-defense-taxpayers-ma_n_994121.html

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