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BLAG reply in support of motion to intervene in Cooper-Harris v. USA – updated

April 17, 2012

Filed today (April 17) in Cooper-Harris v. USA, case of Army vet and her wife challenging DOMA and other regs that deny equal veteran benefits to same-sex spouses:

BLAG’s reply in support of its motion to intervene. (reply to DOJ response)

BLAG’s reply in support of its motion to intervene (reply to Plaintiffs’ response)

Also, looks like the court will have a hearing on this motion – scheduled for May 14, 2012 at 10 am in Los Angeles.

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Gregory in SLC  |  April 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Just stop already! Ugg.

    For all the reasons stated above and earlier, the House’s Motion to Interveneshould be granted.

  • 2. Bob  |  April 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

    It takes a good deal of cognitive dissonance management to conclude such an angry screed with the phrase "respectfully submitted."

  • 3. Gregory in SLC  |  April 17, 2012 at 11:56 am


  • 4. Steve  |  April 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Cognitive dissonance is the result of any kind of religion to one degree or another. Otherwise they couldn't believe in something that so clearly conflicts with reality. And the defense of DOMA is ultimately solely based on and motivated by religion.

  • 5. Bob  |  April 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Actually I don't think it has anything to do with religion. It does however have a great deal to do with fear and bigotry. I've always viewed bigotry as rather incidental to religion; it's something that really, truly does not contribute value to any system of belief.

  • 6. Steve  |  April 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

    There are very few religions that aren't based on pitting an "in group" vs an "out group". You need some kind of strong identity to build a cohesive community, otherwise it usually falls apart quickly. Appealing to people's fear and bigotry is the best way to build such a group and just about religions have realized that long ago.