Pelosi: Opposing DOMA Is Honoring The Constitution (+video)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday she and President Barack Obama are “honoring the Constitution” by opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

“And given a choice I think we would all say we’re honoring, as the president does, the Constitution,” Pelosi said, after she attended the second day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on two key same sex marriage cases.

“When you pass a bill in the House, as we did with the health care bill, we made it iron clad constitutionally,” the California congresswoman said.

“You have a responsibility to honor the Constitution,” she said. “In fact, we take an oath to do just that, and that is the oath that President Obama is upholding.

“We weigh equities,” Pelosi continued. “Congress passes a bill. It’s questionable in terms of constitutionality. There’s no question about your oath to the Constitution of the United States, and the behavior of the Republicans in the House of Representatives on this subject has been so irresponsible.

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