Washington, DC – In response to the House Republican Leadership promising action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) issued the following statement:

“I am encouraged that House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have acknowledged that the House of Representatives has an obligation to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.  I look forward to Friday’s announcement about what the House will do to ensure this law – that was passed with overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans – will remain the law of the land,” Santorum concluded.

Senator Santorum first made the suggestion that House leadership should consider appointing a special counsel last week.  An article in USA Today states, “… Santorum called on House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a counsel representing the House of Representatives to ‘take up the cause and argue the cases’ in court.”

Politico also wrote about the issue, stating, “In a taped interview posted Monday, Boehner (R-Ohio) said the GOP-controlled House could appoint a special counsel to defend the law commonly known as DOMA, a suggestion first made by former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).  ‘It’s an option being considered. …’ Boehner said during an appearance on The Christian Broadcasting Network. ‘I’d be very surprised if the House didn’t decide that they were going to defend law.’”

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  1. As what Santorum has said that House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Canto acknowledge the defending of the Defense of Marriage Act. And the Defense of Marriage Act will be remained the law of the land. This will lead to the assurance of those victims of this said case. And probably this law is subordinate to all the cases that have been implementing on the country.

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