Pro-DOMA Amendment to FY 2013 Defense Appropriations
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 487
112nd Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 247-166 (see complete tally)

On Thursday, July 19, 2012, by a vote of 247-166, the House adopted an amendment offered by Representative Steve King (R-IA) to the Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5856).  The King Amendment would prevent using funds in a manner in contravention of the discriminatory so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA).  The ACLU opposed the King Amendment as both unnecessary and redundant.  The Department of Defense, like all federal agencies, is bound to uphold the law, and DOMA, while facing multiple legal challenges, remains a binding federal law.  (112th Congress, Second Session, Roll Call Vote No. 487)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 487
Votes For : 247
Votes Against : 166
Not Voting : 18