Now that the DoJ has decided that they will not defend clause 3 of DOMA (which forbids federal recognition of legal marriages), Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans have decided to mount their own defense with YOUR tax dollars.
The HRC did a poll to ask whether people wanted them to do this. The answer is, NO.
Moreover, the people they polled did not particularly care of same sex couples received federal benefits.
Remember about 50% of Americans support marriage equality, so these polls are not surprising.
So why is the Speaker going to defend the indefensible?
Meanwhile, efforts to repeal DOMA in Congress are underway.