Log Cabin Head Backs Boehner’s Steps Toward Defending DOMA

Jim Burroway

March 5th, 2011

Fireworks ensued.


LCR issued a press release calling on House Speaker John Boehner not to “take the bait” on DOMA. Now that Boehner is taking initial steps to do precisely that, LCR’s R. Clarke Cooper is covering his back, although he says that his support is limited to the current exploratory steps.

Log Cabin Republicans are still battling to have “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell declared unconstitutional. While the Congress and Administration have already taken steps to have the law fully repealed sometime this year, the issue remains that repeal will not include an anti-discrimination clause. And with out that, future presidents will be free to impose a ban on gays serving in the military unilaterally via executive order. LCR has denounced the Justice Department for continuing to defend DADT.


March 5th, 2011

Why is no one bringing up the fact that Obama has every right to prioritize workload?

It’s not just that he thinks it’s unconstitutional, he thinks it unwinable.

Why waste resources on something that not going to go anywhere?

Chitown Kev

March 5th, 2011

Cooper was correct in that this is, in large part, political calculus on the part of the Obama’s Administration and his unwillingness to answer Matthews questions shows just how smart that political calculus was.


March 5th, 2011

This is the LCR that endorsed Palin/McCain in the 2008 elections. Despite their clear record and positions on gay issues. And they sought to mislead their followers that said pair were the Wonder Twins for gay issues.

So, yeah, why is anyone surprised when this guy once again sells out the community to maintain political access?


March 5th, 2011

jim ?? repeated or repealed

jus’ checking

Jim Burroway

March 5th, 2011

Yup, typo. Thanks.


March 7th, 2011

Actually, I support the Republicans’ decision to defend DOMA — I think it would be the best move possible to get them in a court room spouting all the half-truths, outright lies, and wild fantasies that they’ve used against same-sex marriage so far. It would be very helpful to see them fall flat on their faces very publicly.

But I doubt that they’ll be able to get Maggie Gallagher or Tony Perkins as expert witnesses — after all, on the witness stand, you’re under oath.


March 7th, 2011

Color me surprised.

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