A handful of House Democrats have sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner requesting a briefing on the Republican-led defense of DOMA. This follows another letter they sent in early April.
In a letter dated Sept. 26, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the sponsor of DOMA repeal legislation, and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) as well as gay Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Ciciiline (D-R.I.) seek a meeting to address concerns about defending DOMA.
"As Members who believe that DOMA is unconstitutional and support the President's decision to stop defending it, we believe that the law is not factually or legally justifiable and were interested in hearing what arguments might possibly be made in its defense," the lawmakers write.
The letter states all interested House members should be able to attend the briefing and that it could be conducted by outside counsel undertaking defense of DOMA on behalf of the House.
The lawmakers' most recent letter to Boehner focuses on the arguments that House attorneys have made in defense of DOMA. Some have been challenged as factually incorrect or a distortion of research.
What's their next move? The lawmakers will hand deliver homemade sugar cookies to GOP headquarters in a pretty basket with a note tied to it reading, "Pretty please?". (imgsrc)