The Trump administration is not reviewing a decision by the Supreme Court striking down a key part of the Obama administration’s same-sex marriage protections, the White House announced Thursday.
The White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said the administration will not take a position on a court ruling that upholds a lower court ruling.
The Trump Administration is also “not taking a position” on a case involving same-gender couples getting married, Earnest added.
The ruling, issued in June, allowed the Defense of Marriage Act to take effect as written.
Under the law, federal law bars the federal government from recognizing same- gender marriages.
The Supreme Court ruled in June that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, which bars the government from “taking an action which would deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
The ruling came a month after Trump signed an executive order instructing the Justice Department to enforce the law.