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March 03, 2011

Boehner: We'll Intervene In DOMA Case

The president is bravely, bravely not defending it in court, because it's unconstitutional and illegal and unfair, but he also wants you to know he "struggles" with the issue of gay marriage.

This happens in government -- the executive refuses to defend a law it doesn't like. Courts, however, will allow other parties to step in to fill this vacuum as intervening parties to defend the law themselves.

Boehner says he'll be doing that.

“DOMA is the law of the land,” Boehner told Van Susteren. “It passed overwhelming in the House and the Senate. And I think it's outrageous for the president to say, 'Well, we're not going to enforce it.' It's the law of the land. It's the job of the Justice Department to defend the work of our government. And I just think it's outrageous. We're looking at our options, what's available to us to intervene. The short – the long and the short of this is that we are going to intervene. The question is how do we do it.”

He says he'll be making a statement tomorrow.

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