UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT_____________________________________ JOANNE PEDERSEN, et al., ))Plaintiffs, ))v. ) No. 3:10-cv-01750-VLB)OFFICE OF )PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, et al., ))Defendants. )_____________________________________ )MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIMEPursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(1) and D. Conn. L. Civ. R. 7(b),defendants respectfully move for an extension of time in which to respondto plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint. Defendants’ response to the FirstAmended Complaint is currently due on March 11, 2011.As defendants informed this Court on February 25, 2011, theDepartment of Justice will cease defending the constitutionality of Section3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) for the reasons explained in theletter to this Court from Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the CivilDivision, dated February 24, 2011, and the letter from the Attorney Generalto The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House, dated February23, 2011. As defendants also informed this Court, the Attorney General hasnotified the prescribed members of Congress of this decision pursuant to28 U.S.C. § 530D(a)(1)(B)(ii).
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