DOMA Defending Law Firm "King & Spaulding" Might Face Backlash But Will It Be From The LGBT Friendly Fortune 100 Companies They Represents?

King & Spalding, the law firm hired by the GOP Republicans to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, and has placed a gag order on its employees following the hiring will likely face backlash from colleges and law groups over recruitment and Lambda Legal legal director Jon Davidson says that they won’t be involved with the firm any longer: “As legal director, I would take the position that we should not use them as cooperating attorneys with us — that is, people who work with us on a pro bono basis in cases. “I wouldn’t want to team with them, so long as they’re actively harming our community by defending DOMA.” 

But what about the many LGBT Friendly Fortune 100 Companies that King and Spaulding represent?

If you go to the “King & Spaulding” website you will see that they currently represent over half of the Fortune 100 companies which include such gay friendly businesses as Delta Airlines, The Home Depot, and Google.  Should not we, the LGBT Community be calling upon these companies to condemn them and to end their association with King & Spaulding in solidarity for the LGBT Community which they support? 

Below is a list of companies that King & Spaulding represent. 

Hint:  HRC and The Task Force.  You MIGHT actually want to do something like this and be USEFUL for a change. 

Because if we don’t FIGHT with EVERYTHING we have and in  EVERYWAY that we can. We will NEVER win our Equality.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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