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John A. Boehner (b. Nov. 17, 1949) is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. The district includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton. [ Wikipedia → ]

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House Speaker John Boehner announces resignation, shocks Congress

Friday, September 25, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept 25, 2015. In a stunning move, Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.
Perhaps even more shockingly, he broke into a brief verse of "Zippity Doo Dah" to demonstrate that he was a human being who was feeling good. ...

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Boehner: House GOP won’t weigh in on gay marriage cases before Supreme Court

Friday, February 6, 2015
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn’t expect House Republicans will weigh in on same-sex marriage when the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue this Spring. ...

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Boehner secures House meeting space for supporters of Russia’s anti-gay laws

Friday, November 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday secured meeting space for the top American supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, according to a report by BuzzFeed. ...

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Boehner still opposed to ENDA, calls workplace protections bill ‘unnecessary’

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Thursday reiterated his opposition to federal legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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Advances in gay rights piling up, but battles still remain

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
NEW YORK -- In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers prepared for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ...

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House GOP leadership abandons DOMA defense in ongoing cases

Thursday, July 18, 2013
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON -- After spending more than $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Republican leadership in the U.S. House said Thursday they are withdrawing their legal defense of the law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages. ...

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Democrats criticize GOP support of Defense of Marriage Act

Thursday, March 28, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The cost to taxpayers for a House Republican decision to fund the legal team supporting the Defense of Marriage Act has climbed from $500,000 to as much as $3 million, Democrats say in questioning the GOP stance on ...

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John Boehner ‘can’t imagine’ ever supporting marriage equality, even if his own kid was gay

Saturday, March 16, 2013
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he cannot imagine a situation where his opposition to same-sex marriage would change, not even if a child of his or another loved one came out as gay. ...

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Boehner: House may consider Senate version of Violence Against Women Act

Thursday, February 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)AP file photo by J. Scott Applewhite
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the GOP's House leadership is considering a plan for moving forward with the Violence Against Women Act legislation. ...

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House GOP leadership quietly increases cap on DOMA defense to $3 million

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives‘ continuing effort to defend the federal “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) will soon reach $3 million. Late Monday, House Democrats learned that Republican leadership had again privately raised the spending cap with attorney ...

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