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Republicans Intervene To Defend Discriminatory Treatment Of Gay And Lesbian Servicemembers
Think Progress • May 2, 2012
As news broke that Richard Grenell -- the openly-gay conservative foreign policy spokesperson hired by Mitt Romney -- had resigned following pressure from right-wing activists, word came down that the House Republicans have intervened to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and related laws in McLaughlin v. United States, a challenge brought by eight gay and lesbian servicemembers, veterans and their spouses who allege they face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation.
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