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Boehner's Silence Speaks Volumes To Me

Maggie Cooper-Harris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maggie Cooper-Harris

By refusing to acknowledge us as legally married, Speaker Boehner -- and those defending DOMA -- demean not only our marriage but the remarkable sacrifice made by my wife, who gave nearly a decade of her life to active-duty military service to the country she loves so dearly.

Amanda Terkel

Former Republican Congressman Calls House GOP's Defense Of DOMA 'Ridiculous' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage in court, most recently ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Poised To Spend $3 Million On DOMA Legal Defense | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Leaders Have Spent Nearly $1.5 Million On DOMA Defense | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have spent nearly all of the $1.5 million they allotted themselves to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in cou...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Leader: DOMA Defense Is Our 'Responsibility' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) signaled Wednesday that despite recent setbacks, House Republican leaders will keep spendi...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Fire Up Base Over Boehner's Defense Of DOMA | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may not want to talk about gay marriage, but House Democrats are ready to fire up the base on the issue. The D...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Has Collected $742,000 For DOMA Defense, Top House Official Says | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signed on last year to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, it's been a my...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner 'Will Continue To Respect' Law Against Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday took another shot at persuading House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into dropping his legal support fo...

House Appealing Ruling On Gay Spousal Benefits

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO--The U.S. House of Representatives will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down a key provision of the federal Defense...

Amanda Terkel

Online Campaign Targets Employees Of Law Firm Fighting Same-Sex Marriage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive organization is targeting employees at the law firm King & Spalding with an online campaign aimed at preventing House Spea...

Sam Stein

Boehner-Led Group Will Defend DOMA In Court | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced on Friday that he was spearheading a process that will, ultimately, witness the House of R...

John Boehner: House Likely To Defend DOMA

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will likely issue its own defense of a federal law abandoned by the White House that defines marri...