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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives initiated action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

“I am extremely disappointed that House Republicans are attempting to once again shift the focus from jobs and the economy and are planning to waste taxpayer money defending a fourteen-year-old policy that needs to end.

“I strongly support President Obama’s decision to ask the Department of Justice to stop defending DOMA in court. It’s the right thing to do, and I am going to stand with my colleagues in Congress to make sure this decision stands.”