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Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans’ decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act violates their campaign promises of focusing on the economy and defies the will of a majority of American voters.

A new, national survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and sponsored by theHuman Rights Campaign shows that a majority of voters oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and are highly critical of the new Republican majority, particularly when it comes to “focusing on issues important to the American people.”

Key Findings

  • Voters Oppose DOMA and Republican Decision to Defend It
  • Voters Support Providing Federal Benefits to Gay Married Couples
  • Voters Unimpressed With Republican Majorities Performance or Priorities

Read the full memo and results.


The following memo is based on a national survey of 800 (100 cell phone interviews and 700 interviews conducted on a landline) registered voters nationwide conducted between March 8 and March 10, 2011. It carries a margin of error of +/- 3.46 points.

Sources: Anna Greenberg and David Walker

Client: Human Rights Campaign