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LGBT people too powerful to qualify for Constitutional protection?

The right’s distortion of the US Constitution reached a new low last Friday (10.14.11) when lawyers representing House Speaker John Boehner and other conservative members of Congress filed a brief in San Francico District court arguing that gay people do not deserve legal rights because they are too powerful politically. The former Bush Administration Solicitor General, Paul Clement, filed this strange filing in Golinski v. OPM, one of several challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) underway in federal courts. I have not yet been able to access the text of the 31-page brief, but according to the San Francisco Chronicle (and the Associated Press), Clement argues that LGBT [...]