Thursday, January 3, 2013

House GOP is still trying to Defend DOMA


So let's see what the House GOP has done so far... Stop Sandy Relief funding, allowed the Violence against Women act to die and... Reauthorize the funding for defending DOMA.

Yes, these jokers are still trying to defend DOMA. HuffPo broke the story last night and now has a update on the issue:
A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday slammed Republicans for taking "the extraordinary measure" of using the opening day rules package of the new Congress to authorize themselves to keep defending DOMA. 
"Today, House Republicans will send a clear message to LGBT families: their fiscal responsibility mantra does not extend to their efforts to stand firmly on the wrong side of the future," said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. 
Hammill also noted that the rules package "for the first time" explicitly states that BLAG speaks for the full House on DOMA matters -- something he said is definitely not the case. 
"As House Democrats have time and time again made clear, the BLAG does not speak for all Members of the House of Representatives and we will continue to oppose this wasteful use of taxpayer funds to defend DOMA," he said.
This group of House GOP is a disgrace.

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