Jon Stewart Rips Rick Santorum, President Obama Over Gay Marriage

Matt Cherette · 08/17/11 11:02PM

On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart had gay marriage on the mind. Stewart started off by mocking Rick Santorum for the lame analogies he turns to whenever he's asked to explain why he's against same-sex marriage. Stewart's focus then shifted to President Obama's apparent flip-flop on the legality of the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. "Ah, the best of both worlds!" said Stewart. "The administration won't defend the indefensible—they will, however, enforce the indefensible."

Boehner's Law Firm Drops DOMA Defense

Jim Newell · 04/25/11 11:52AM

After the Obama administration announced it wouldn't defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court, House Republicans decided to take charge instead. John Boehner hired lawyer and ex-Solicitor General Paul Clement of the firm King and Spaulding to defend it on behalf of the House Republicans at the taxpayer funded rate of $520 per hour. But this morning King and Spaulding dropped the terribly unpopular case, and Paul Clement quit the firm to defend DOMA on his own.

Boehner's Lawyer To Charge $520 Per Hour to Defend DOMA

TPM · 04/19/11 09:45PM

Former Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement, the lawyer House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) chose to support the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of Congress, will be paid $520 per hour in taxpayer money up to $500,000, according to a contract his law firm signed with the General Counsel of the House and the House Administration Committee.

Jon Stewart Details President Obama's DOMA Shift

Matt Cherette · 02/24/11 11:21PM

Yesterday, President Obama told federal lawyers to stop defending the "One Man, One Woman" Defense of Marriage Act, a step forward for gays seeking equal rights. Tonight, Jon Stewart detailed the developments, and also unveiled a new Twitter account!