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House GOP Files DOMA Brief

Yesterday lawyers for the House GOP filed a brief in support of their defense of DOMA. An excerpt via Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner:
There is a unique relationship between marriage and procreation that stems from marriage's origins as a means to address the tendency of opposite-sex relationships to produce unintended and unplanned offspring. There is nothing irrational about declining to extend marriage to same-sex relationships that, whatever their other similarities to opposite-sex relationships, simply do not share that same tendency. Congress likewise could rationally decide to foster relationships in which children are raised by both of their biological parents.
The brief argues against the Court ordering the "strict scrutiny" of laws targeting sexual orientation, adding that "the histories of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, and legitimacy are different."

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