Defense Of DOMA Could Give King & Spalding Bad Rep

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A decision by a prominent attorney at corporate law firm King & Spalding LLP to take up the defense of legislation that would effectively bar same-sex marriages is threatening the firm's carefully crafted reputation as a gay-friendly workplace, according to advocates.

The prominent gay and lesbian rights legal advocacy group Lambda Legal said Wednesday it had decided not to partner with the firm on pro bono litigation matters, and is considering whether to continue taking monetary support from King & Spalding, and other organizations have taken...
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