Speaker John Boehner said he was “disappointed” in the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act, and signaled that the fight will shift to the states.

“While I am obviously disappointed in the ruling, it is always critical that we protect our system of checks and balances,” Boehner said in a statement. “A robust national debate over marriage will continue in the public square, and it is my hope that states will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.”

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