Pro-DOMA Amendment to FY 2012 Defense Appropriations
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 516
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 248-175 (see complete tally)
On Thursday, July 7, 2011, by a vote of 248-175, the House adopted an amendment offered by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to the Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2219).  The Foxx Amendment would prevent using funds in a manner in contravention of the discriminatory so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA).  The ACLU opposed the Foxx 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, First Session, Roll Call Vote No. 516)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 516
Votes For : 248
Votes Against : 175
Not Voting : 8