Speaker Boehner Condemns President's Endorsement of Repealing DOMA


Today Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on repealing DOMA (you can read Ed Whelan's testimony in support of DOMA here).

Simultaneously, President Obama voiced his support for this legislative effort to repeal DOMA, as Kathryn Lopez reports.

Speaker of the House John Boehner issued a statement:

This is another effort by the White House to take attention away from jobs and the president’s economic policies, which have been a failure.  The Defense of Marriage Act is the law of the land, and the House will continue with its effort to ensure the constitutionality of the law is determined by the courts rather than by a unilateral action by the Obama Administration.

Our ongoing efforts to protect DOMA continue at