John Boehner authorized spending over $3 million dollars of taxpayer money in a failed attempt to preserve the Defense of Marriage Act, according to USA Today.
The spending has been ridiculed by liberal sources but defended by Boehner. "The House intervened in this case because the constitutionality of a law should be judged by the Court, not by the president unilaterally," he said in a statement. It's unclear why Boehner mentioned the president when in this cause the Supreme Court made the decision to strike down DOMA.
The battle against gay marriage is not over as far as many Republicans are concerned, though there are differences about the method. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) says he'll push Congress to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says the battle has been lost at the federal level, and encouraged Republicans to take the fight to their states.