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John Boehner Would Be ‘Very Surprised’ If House Chose Not To Defend DOMA

We’ve been researching all the options that are available to us. We’ll be talking to the members in the next few days about that and I expect we’ll have a decision by the end of the week. … I’d be very surprised if the House didn’t decide that they were going to defend law. … It strikes me as something that’s just as raw politics as anything I’ve seen knowing that a lot of people who believe in DOMA are probably not likely to vote for him and pandering to the other side on this issue.

—House Speaker John Boehner is discussing the “options on the table” about how to handle DoJ’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of DOMA’s Section 3