THIS …. it’s very important to me personally too!! … “The Respect for Marriage Act codifies additional federal legal protections for the marriages of same-sex couples, transgender people, and interracial couples.”
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 267-157, with 47 Republican Votes. The bill repeals the aged and repulsive Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), previously dealt with under case law by the Supreme Court of the United States, but under threat since the reversal of Roe v Wade. The Respect for Marriage Act codifies additional federal legal protections for the marriages of same-sex couples, transgender people, and interracial couples. The bill has the strong support of President Biden, who has pledged to sign it into law when passed by Congress.
African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) applauds the legislation for many reasons: While the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA a decade ago, today’s action by the House to repeal it not only sends a strong message that “gay marriage” is no longer a prudent divider to use…
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