John Boehner Has Spent Everything in the DOMA Defense Budget

How much more will American taxpayers have to pay to defend anti-gay discrimination?

The Washington Blade reports:

John_boehnerOn Tuesday, Democrats on the Committee on House Administration made public a report stating the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group — which took up defense of DOMA after the Obama administration announced it would no longer defend the law in court — has reached expenses totaling out to $1,447,996.73 over the course of fiscal years 2011 and 2012.

That’s just shy of the $1.5 million cost cap that House Republicans set last year to pay private attorney Paul Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general under the Bush administration, to defend DOMA. Thus far, Clement has lost in five federal courts against lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of DOMA — most notably after U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appellate court to strike down the law.

Still, they lose case after case.

Posted October 16, 2012 at 8:30pm ETC by Andy Towle
in DOMA, John Boehner, News