Well here’s a huge surprise. House speaker John “Defend DOMA on a dime” Boehner thinks the Defense of Marriage Act is “the law of the land and should remain the law of the land.” And so the House won’t be voting on the Obama-backed Respect for Marriage Act which would effectively repeal DOMA.
We doubt Boehner cried any tears over this one.
The National Organization for
Malice Marriage chair Margaret Srivastav, points to the recent 248-175 defense spending vote reaffirming DOMA in the Republican-controlled House as proof that Americans love the DOMA.
But Mag’s job is to promote DOMA and same-sex marriage bans with every breath she utters, so… no surprise there.