Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced that the House’s Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group will meet for the purpose of defending the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.
“Marriage and the family are vital cornerstones of society,” said Chairman Jordan. “I thank Speaker Boehner for working to ensure that marriage gets a robust defense against lawsuits seeking to redefine it. Unilateral action from the White House is no way to determine the constitutionality of a law. DOMA deserves the same defense in court as the rest of our laws. If President Obama refuses to do his job and defend the law, the House will do it for him.”