"DOMA" is a trending search topic after the King & Spalding law firm announced it will no longer represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defending the Defense of Marriage Act. The firm claimed "the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate." "Today the firm filed a motion to withdraw from its engagement to represent the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives on the constitutional issues regarding Section III of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act," the firm chairman, Robert D. Hays, Jr., said in a statement. "Last week we worked diligently through the process required for withdrawal." He apologized for any challenges the firm's resignation may create.
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