Marriage Equality

Dems May Link Marriage Bill To Must-Pass Funding Bill

CBS News reports: Senior Senate Democrats have been considering linking legislation on marriage equality and the continuing resolution to fund the government, a Hill Democratic source tells CBS News. It’s a move that could complicate both the passage of the bill protecting the right to same-sex marriage, passed with bipartisan support in the House, and government funding. Democrats in particular …

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Graham: “States Should Decide On Issue Of Marriage”

Axios reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday he believes recognition of same-sex marriage marriage should be decided on a state-by-state basis and not by the federal government. Graham said he believe the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage would not be overturned, but that doing so “would be up to the court.” …

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Senate Vote On Marriage Bill To Come In September

Reuters reports: The U.S. Senate is likely to delay a vote on protecting gay marriage until September, as Democrats push forward with a $430 billion climate change and drug pricing bill, which could cost them Republican support for the marriage measure, aides and advocates said. Proponents of the bill worry that waiting could cause support to dwindle as opponents ramp …

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War Spurs Push For Marriage Equality In Ukraine

The New York Times reports: The war is adding impetus to a drive to legalize gay marriage, with a petition recently reaching the desk of President Volodymyr Zelensky calling for same-sex partners to have the same rights as heterosexual couples, including the right to marry. “At this time, every day can be the last,” says the petition. The petition’s author …

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Vance Sides With Hate Group Against Marriage Bill

The Ohio Capital Journal reports: Republican Ohio U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance would oppose legislation to codify the right to marriage for same-sex couples, according to Mission: America, a Columbus based non-profit which bills itself as a ministry. In a joint statement with Ohio Value Voters, Mission: America president Linda Harvey criticized the Ohio Republican congressmen who voted to pass …

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Sen. James Lankford: The “Far-Left” Will Use Marriage Bill “As A Weapon To Crush Anyone Who Opposes It”

From the Family Research Council: During today’s episode of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins,” Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced for the first time that he will vote against H.R. 8404, marketed as the “Respect for Marriage” Act, if it comes to the Senate floor. “The far-Left is trying to say we want to be able to push this to the …

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Collins Is Concerned Manchin Doomed Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins, one of a handful of GOP senators working to garner support in her party for a bill to codify gay marriage, said the Democrats’ surprise embrace of a tax and climate change bill made her job much harder. “I just think the timing could not have been worse and it came totally out …

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Republican Rep Gives Celebratory Speech At Gay Son’s Wedding After Voting Against Same-Sex Marriage Bill

“First of all, obviously, we hope right from the beginning, it’s all about having a healthy child. But it’s about being healthy. It’s about them being healthy. We hope for safety. We’re hoping that they find their way, find opportunity, they find inspiration. “And as they grow and as they get a little older, we also hope and pray they’re …

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Homocon Who Helped Engineer Marriage Bans In 21 States Calls On Congress To Codify Same-Sex Marriage

From an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal: Since the U.S. Supreme Court established the right of same-sex couples to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, more than 1.1 million gay and lesbian Americans have entered into legal marriages. Last month Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the court should reconsider the …

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GOP Rep “Thrilled” To Attend Gay Son’s Wedding Just Three Days After Voting Against Marriage Equality Bill

NBC News reports: A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage. The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday …

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GOP Sen. Steve Daines: I’m A “No” On The Marriage Bill

The Hill reports: Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on Monday announced he is opposed to federal legislation that would protect the right to same-sex marriage, joining Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in speaking out against a bill passed by the House last week. Daines, the junior senator for Montana, said in a statement he believes “marriage is between a man and a …

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Quislings Beg GOP Senators To Support Marriage Bill

An op-ed from the head of the Log Cabin Quislings: Forty-seven Republicans in the House of Representatives made history Tuesday by voting to codify same-sex marriage protections into federal law. Now we are encouraging Senate Republicans to do the same. Let’s be clear: We can see the partisan games Democrats are playing with this bill. They are desperate to pivot …

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Buttigieg Roasts Rubio For Opposing Marriage Bill

The Guardian reports: The US transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, has delivered an emotional appeal for Republicans to support a law protecting same-sex marriage as it heads for the Senate. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Buttigieg – the first openly gay cabinet secretary – was asked about dismissive remarks about the Respect for Marriage Act, which also protects interracial …

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House Freedom Caucus Lobbies GOP Senators Against Marriage Bill Even Though Its Chairman Voted For It

The Hill reports: The House Freedom Caucus is urging Senate Republicans to oppose the Respect for Marriage Act that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, even though its chair, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), voted in favor of the legislation. “The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ was rushed through the House as yet another weapon to distract, confuse, and deceive American …

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Baldwin Rips Rubio On Calling Marriage Bill “Stupid”

CNN reports: As he was walking on an elevator on Wednesday, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told CNN that a vote on a bill to codify same-sex marriage was a “stupid waste of time.” But when he said that, there was another senator on the elevator who heard him: Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who is also the …

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SHOCKER: Ron Johnson “Won’t Oppose” Marriage Bill

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson signaled Thursday that he would vote for legislation to codify same-sex marriage into federal law. That would be a key vote as Democrats try to move the legislation through Congress. In a statement, Johnson said he wouldn’t oppose the Respect for Marriage Act if it comes up for a vote in …

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White House Urges Senate To Quickly Pass Marriage Bill

The Hill reports: The White House on Wednesday urged the Senate to quickly pass a bill protecting same-sex marriage after it made it through the House with bipartisan support. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One that the legislation is “personal” to President Biden, adding that he would sign the bill should it pass the Senate. Republican …

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Schumer Presses GOP Senators To Back Marriage Bill

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he is working to get sufficient Republican support for the Senate to pass a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriages. Republican support for the measure, whose Senate sponsors include Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), appeared to be growing Wednesday, a day after the House passed a …

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BREAKING: House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Act

The New York Times reports: The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level, as 47 Republicans joined Democrats in support of a measure responding to growing fears that a conservative Supreme Court could nullify marriage equality. The Respect for Marriage Act would codify the federal protections for same-sex couples that were put …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes To Codify Marriage Equality

NPR reports: The House is set to vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, a direct confrontation with the Supreme Court, whose conservative majority in overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access has sparked concerns that other rights enjoyed by countless Americans may be in jeopardy. Tuesday’s vote in the House is part political strategy setting up an election-year roll call …

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