(House of Representatives - March 21, 2013)

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                        DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

  (Mr. HUELSKAMP asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. HUELSKAMP. Mr. Speaker, next week an important issue will be 
coming before our United States Supreme Court, and that is a challenge 
to our Defense of Marriage Act and a challenge to a proposition in the 
State of California.
  I would encourage the Court to not be distracted by many issues 
circulating. The fundamental issue before the Court is this: the U.S. 
Supreme Court attempt to provide a radical 50-State mandate to change 
the definition of marriage.
  I encourage the Court to uphold marriage and to uphold the will of 
the people represented in a vote in California and many other States, 
as well as a vote of the Defense of Marriage Act by this body and 
signed by President Bill Clinton. Uphold the will of the people. Uphold 
the definition of marriage. I appreciate the Supreme Court sticking to 
those points.