John Boehner's Defense Of DOMA Now A Rallying Point For Democrats

Huffington Post
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May 8, 2012
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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 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday sent an email to supporters urging them to sign a petition that condemns House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

The email lands on a day when the White House is scrambling to keep the public’s attention on Obama’s record on gay rights—which includes no longer defending DOMA in court—and not on his elusive position on marriage equality.