I want to thank Speaker Boehner and the House Republican leadership for taking action to defend this critical law that was enacted by a bipartisan majority in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. It is unfortunate that President Obama decided to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. While much of the debate in Washington is focused on creating jobs and growing our economy, we should not sit by while this administration makes profound and regrettable decisions based more upon the politics of the day than the words of our Founding Fathers. This law protects one of our most sacred institutions and because of the House’s actions today, it will be defended.
—Marco Rubio, Vanity Fair‘s Mr. November 2011 and the Republican senator from Florida who beat then-Gov. Charlie Crist for the seat, stands with his GOP brothers who want to defend DOMA if Obama & Co. won’t