RSC Update: House GOP Working to Defend Marriage


From Jim Jordan, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee:

Spending is not the only fight in Washington, however. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, defines marriage as what it has always been.  But after two years of defending the law in court, the Obama administration decided last week that it could not find one reasonable argument for the traditional definition of marriage.  This blatant flip-flop was nothing more than an excuse to abandon this hallowed institution.  Traditional marriage is the cornerstone upon which our society was built.  Congress has both the authority and the duty to step in and ensure that DOMA gets a robust defense against challengers seeking to redefine marriage.