John Culhane has been going through the DOJ's DOMA brief:

The brief is a jaw-dropping assault on gays and lesbians. Instead of the kind of measured and careful response I was expecting (despite the jeremiads I was reading), I got a brief that seems to have been intended to set the course of judicial progress on gay rights back many years. I wish I were exaggerating.

Read the whole thing. If this is a long game, the end will not be pretty.

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