What kind of country do we live in when a hateful jackass law firm hired by hateful jackass Republicans to fight gay marriage bails on the job because of pressure from gay advocacy groups?
If you answered "an awesome country," you are correct…
A prominent law firm hired by Republican lawmakers to defend the federal ban on gay marriage said Monday it was withdrawing from the case amid criticism by advocacy groups, prompting the partner leading the work to quit.
The move by Atlanta-based King & Spalding is the latest flashpoint in the public debate over gay rights. Chairman Robert Hays Jr. said the firm chose to divorce itself from the controversy after determining that the decision to take the case wasn't vetted properly, but gay rights groups had also been pressuring the 800-lawyer company with plans for a protest Tuesday in Atlanta and with calls to its other clients. The groups cheered the move.
Hooray! Hooray! Hoo…ray?
The decision, however, was sharply criticized by conservative groups, legal observers and the partner who had been handling the case, a former high-ranking Justice Department official under President George W. Bush. Washington-based attorney Paul Clement said he's moving to another law office so he can continue the work.
Yes, Paul Clement, you really ought to move to another law firm so that you can continue your pursuit of being the biggest douche in your general vicinity.
In the meantime: congratulations, gays, on intimidating these losers into focusing their energies on corporate accounts and similarly angelic pursuits.
Tags: DOMA, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Republicans