Pelosi: GOP Favors Government Intrusion On Individual Liberty Only When It Comes to Matters of Sex

Given the GOP’s recent efforts to limit women’s access to contraception, social issues have become priority number one for the Republican party. Yet, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are up for the challenge. In an interview with the Washington Post this morning, Pelosi went after the Republicans’ tendency to “favor government intrusion on individual liberty only when it comes to matters of sex.” “They don’t believe in a government role except when it comes to women exercising her conscience on an issue like that,” she said. “People who choose to marry and find comfort with each other — they decide that government should step in there. But clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — they want to end the government role.” Pelosi has vocally opposed House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) decision to defend the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA), noting that the legal team hired to uphold the statute in court has spent $1.5 million on the effort. — Fatima Najiy