Seeing how concerned the GOP has been in recent months about “reigning in spending”, “reducing the size of government”, and “putting Americans back to work”, it should come to the surprise of nobody that House Republicans will now divert precious time and resources to defend a currently defenseless DOMA.
President Obama and the Department of Justice last week determined that the Defense of Marriage Act was “unconstitutional”. Speaker Boehner on Wednesday said, “this action by the House will ensure that this law’s constitutionality is decided by the courts, rather than by the president unilaterally.”
That’s right, your tax dollars will now be used to help ensure your continued status as a second-class citizen. Cheers!
Why should we expect anything less? Republicans who proudly wave the banner of “small government” are more than willing to champion big government so long as it helps proscribe your behavior in the bedroom.
So, where are your tax dollars going? As House leadership continues to slash federal funding for public institutions such as NPR, Planned Parenthood, and the National Endowment for the Arts, the GOP is more than happy to throw your well-earned money toward reactionary political theater.
Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?
House GOP moves to defend DOMA