GOP Senators Urge 9th Circ. To Preserve DOMA

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Ten Republican U.S. senators on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to find the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional, saying a lower court improperly relied on isolated statements by lawmakers criticizing homosexuality to strike down part of the law.

The amicus brief was filed by Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Dan Coats of Indiana, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Charles Grassley of Iowa, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Roger Wicker...
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