John Boehner: House GOP Will Stay Out Of SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade:

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday declined to offer his hopes for litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples before the U.S. Supreme Court, but said he doesn’t expect House Republicans will weigh in a legal capacity. “I don’t expect that we’re going to weigh in on this,” Boehner said. “The court will make its decision and that’s why they’re there, to be the highest court in the land.” Boehner, an opponent of same-sex marriage, made the remarks in response to a question from the Washington Blade at his weekly news conference the month after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the lawsuits, which includes a lawsuit challenging the state law in Boehner’s own state of Ohio.

That’s quite a change from 2013 when the House GOP filed a SCOTUS brief against the overturn of DOMA. Now we wait to see if Boehner withers under pressure.