Boehner hires lawyer to oppose gay rights – wants to bill DOJ House Republicans have hired a prominent conservative attorney to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a pending lawsuit, legal sources say, and will make an effort to divert money from the Justice Department to fund its high-profile fight. “Not only are House Republican leaders defending the indefensible, they’ve brought in a high-priced attorney to deny federal recognition to loving, married couples,” said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “Speaker Boehner appears ready to go to great lengths, and the great expense of a high-power law firm, to try to score some cheap political points on the backs of same-sex couples…” Boehner hires lawyer to oppose gay rights – wants to bill DOJ « Eideard Boehner seeks to divert funds for gay marriage fight Boehner said he has directed the House's counsel and the House Administration Committee to ensure that there are "sufficient resources" and expertise to defend the law. Paul Clement, a former solicitor general for President George W. Bush, has been retained by Boehner and the Republicans to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, according to news reports. http://content.usatoday.com/communi...ohn-boehner-nancy-pelosi-same-sex-marriage-/1 ----------------------------------- Told ya. Muslims, Hispanics, gays, nurses, teachers, women's rights. Wanna bet it's because the "War on the Elderly" isn't going well?