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Amanda Terkel

Former Republican Congressman Calls House GOP's Defense Of DOMA 'Ridiculous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage in court, most recently ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Poised To Spend $3 Million On DOMA Legal Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a...

DOMA Repeal Gains Significant New Ally

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

In February, President Barack Obama declared that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and ordered the Department of Justice to stop defen...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Has Collected $742,000 For DOMA Defense, Top House Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signed on last year to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, it's been a my...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner 'Will Continue To Respect' Law Against Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday took another shot at persuading House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into dropping his legal support fo...

Amanda Terkel

Law Firm Backs Out Of Agreement To Defend DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Law firm King & Spalding announced Monday it will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of th...

Amanda Terkel

Law Firm Backing Same-Sex Marriage Ban Faces Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the LGBT legal community are seriously considering breaking ties with the firm King & Spalding in light of this week's news t...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Paying Outside Counsel $500,000 To Defend Anti-Gay Marriage Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to pay former Solicitor General Paul Clement and his legal team from King & Spald...

John Boehner: DOJ Funds Should Pay To Defend Marriage

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says the Justice Department should reimburse the House for court costs of defending a ban on gay marriag...

John Boehner: House Likely To Defend DOMA

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will likely issue its own defense of a federal law abandoned by the White House that defines mar...