Bo Shuff

Take Action on Department of Justice Brief

Filed By Bo Shuff | June 17, 2009 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: DOJ, DOMA, Eric Holder

The ACLU posted on their Facebook page that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday at 10:00am entitled "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice."

This would be a great time for Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about the DoJ brief that was so painfully insulting to this community.

Information on Committee Members and how to contact them is after the break.

Here's a few examples for you to build from:

Ask Holder: The Department's brief in defense of DOMA likened same sex couples to those who commit incest and pedophilia. Do you agree?

Ask Holder: If President Obama's view is that DOMA should be repealed, why did the Department of Justice feel compelled to defend it in court?

Ask Holder: As the Nation's top law enforcement officer, do you feel that DOMA violates the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution?

Call the U.S. Senate Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senator

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland)
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-California)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York)
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)
Sen. Amy Klobucher (D-Minnesota)
Sen. Edward Kaufman (D-Delaware)
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania)

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In response to the claim that the law meets the standard of a government interest because it saves the taxpayers money, I want to ask Holder what financial value the DOJ assigns to equal/civil rights.

Obviously someone decided they are worth less than the cost of the federal benefits that accrue to opposite marriage people, so I want to know the precise and calculated value.