House GOP Leaders make it official: They will defend DOMA

Via Twitter from Minority Leader Pelosi, it’s official:

#DOMA vote no surprise-Hoyer & I NO Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy YES. House to spend $ defending indefensible law.

This is going to rate as a huge political blunder for the GOP. And, the lawyers on our side, like Mary Bonauto and Roberta Kaplan, are so going to kick the ass of Boehner’s lawyers.

Here’s that twitpic of the GOP’s motion. They’re going to retain counsel, meaning hire their own lawyers. My guess is it won’t be cheap — your tax dollars at work:

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