Recorded on May 3, 2011
It's time for common sense; I'm Ernest Istook.
Lawyers can be intimidating, so when attorneys get intimidated, it's news.
But homosexual activists successfully pressured a major global law firm, King and Spalding, to pull out of a case and refuse to help uphold the federal law against same-sex marriage.
Thankfully, the lead attorney, Paul Clement, quit the firm so he could continue the fight. The client ? It's the U.S. Congress, and thereby the American people. It had become necessary for Congress to hire lawyers because the Obama Administration claims the law protecting traditional marriage is unconstitutional, so the Justice Department refused to uphold the law in court.
That's bad enough. It's even worse when activists try to deny anyone their right to an attorney, especially when the victims are we who believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
For common sense, from The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.