USA, Pennsylvania: Governor Hires Expensive Law Firm to Defend Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on September 6th, 2013

Pennsylvania mapGovernor Tom Cornett has just brought on a law firm that charges $400 an hour to defend the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Edge Boston reports:

The Office of General Counsel said West Chester lawyer Bill Lamb, a former state Supreme Court justice, was hired to be lead counsel at a rate of $400 an hour. His associates will be paid $325 an hour.The federal case, filed two months ago, seeks to overturn the state’s 1996 ban on gay marriage. It was brought by a group that includes the widow of a woman who died in May after they were legally married in Massachusetts, 10 couples and one of the couples’ two teenage daughters.

How much taxpayer money will they waste defending a law that will, ultimately, likely be struck down, if not by this court, then by the next?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael Barber says:

    John Boehner spent millions to defend DOMA. Where is our refund?

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