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Rep. Huelskamp Plans to Offer Amendment Barring DOJ From Opposing DOMA

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Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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May 9, 2012

In a conference call town hall held tonight with constituents, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), in response to a question about interstate marriage rights for same-sex couples, said that he “will be offering an amendment to prevent this administration from arguing in court against traditional marriage.”

The Human Rights Campaign earlier in the evening had learned that Huelskamp was planning to offer such an amendment. Specifically, he plans to offer an amendment to a House spending bill for the Justice Department that would prohibit the agency from using any funds to oppose the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in court, as it has done since President Obama decided the 1996 law was unconstitutional in February 2011.