Following the ruling by a federal judge, who was appointed by former President Bush, that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, John Boehner has decided to have his rather expensive laywer file an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court.
The legal team backing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of Republican leaders in Congress will appeal a federal judge’s ruling which declared the sections of DOMA that define marriage as between a man and a woman unconstitutional.
The notice of appeal, first reported by Chris Geidner, was filed over the objections of Democratic leaders of the House. An appeal would send the case to the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court.
The Department of Justice announced that it would not defend DOMA in court on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional, and now that a federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional, John Boehner’s top-dollar lawyer Paul Clement will spring into action.
Paul Clement is also defending South Carolina’s voter
suppression ID law, and Alabama’s “papers please” anti-immigration law. Both of which have also been designated unconstitutional.
Why do the Republicans hate the constitution?