Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday told reporters that he doesn't expect House Republicans will get involved in cases before the Supreme Court challenging gay marriage bans in four states.

“I don't expect that we're going to weigh in on this,” Boehner said. “The court will make its decision, and that's why they're there, to be the highest court in the land.”

House Republicans defended the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the Supreme Court in 2013 after the Obama administration said it would no longer. Through the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, House Republicans poured $2.3 million into an unsuccessful defense of the ban.

Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration, through the Justice Department, have said they will file briefs in support of plaintiffs, gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry or have their marriages recognized in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in April and hand down a ruling in June.