60 Democratic members from across the country, many representing contested districts or relatively conservative regions, did not join the brief. Not signing on to the brief, however, does not necessarily signal support for DOMA. Twenty of the 60, for example, have signed on as co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill pending in Congress to repeal DOMA.
Although some Republicans had been asked to join the earlier brief, Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, told BuzzFeed that none chose to join that filing. Of today’s filing, Hammill added, “We had received no indications then or since that any Republican Member were willing to challenge their leadership’s decision to expend taxpayer funds on defending DOMA.”
The 60 Democrats who did not sign on to today’s brief are (with those co-sponsoring the DOMA repeal bill in italics):
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