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Republicans Spend $3 Million Fighting Gay Marriage Instead Of...

By Daniel Villarreal

In case you didn't know, the U.S. House Republicans recently approved up to $3 million to continue defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court.

The law, you may recall, forbids the federal government from extending any federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

So the Center for American Progress took a second to illustrate several things that the U.S. government could do with $3 million, other than denying gay people their rights. The image is below and it's genius.

But for some reason, the Republican party isn't interested providing child healthcare or job training to unemployed veterans — not that we're surprised by that.

By the way, did you read the legal brief that the Republican lawyers filed to the Supreme Court earlier this week? It argued that because gays and lesbians are "one of the most influential, best-connected, best-funded, and best organized interest groups" in the world, that we don't need the court to help secure our rights to marry or keep our jobs like everyone else.

No really, that's what it said.

You know who else was one of the "one of the most influential, best-connected, best-funded, and best organized interest groups" in the world? The black civil rights movement. We guess they didn't need the Supreme Court helping them out either.


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