The Huffington Post quotes Caplin & Drysdale's Trevor Potter concerning the friend-of-the-court brief filed by six former officials of the Federal Election Commission. The brief states that DOMA prevents individuals in same-sex marriages from using joint assets to fund their own campaign, attending certain political meetings, and associating fully with some political groups. To read more, please go to The Huffington Post's website and Caplin & Drysdale's press release.
Excerpt taken from the article.
"Sexual orientation should never affect any American's First Amendment right to free speech and association," former FEC chairman and Caplin Drysdale lawyer Trevor Potter said in a statement. "Because of DOMA, though, discrimination is embedded in the very rules that shape political involvement. The Brief informs the Court of this fact to aid its deliberations on the constitutionality of DOMA."