King and Spaulding the law firm that was tapped by the GOP to mount a defense FOR the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has pulled out of the case after facing intense scrutiny from the LGBT Community, colleges, and Fortune 100 businesses that the law firm represents.
Chairman Robert D. Hays, Jr., whose partner Paul Clement was to lead the defense, said in a statement through a spokesman, Les Zuke:
Today the firm filed a motion to withdraw from its engagement to represent the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives on the constitutional issues regarding Section III of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Last week we worked diligently through the process required for withdrawal.
In reviewing this assignment further, I determined that the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate. Ultimately I am responsible for any mistakes that occurred and apologize for the challenges this may have created.
BOOYAH! We won this round! But most certainly the GOP House majority is looking for a new lawyer
Keep fighting for Equality!