[JURIST] The Republican-led US House of Representatives [official website] filed a motion [text, PDF] Monday with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive]. This follows the Obama administration’s February announcement that it would no longer defend [JURIST report] the law’s constitutionality. The motion, which purports to be unopposed by the plaintiffs and by…

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