Several Senate Republicans are poised to join Democrats in approving a measure that would help advance the gay marriage agenda.
While the Supreme Court forced all states to allow and recognize same-sex marriages back in 2015 upper skin v. Hodges Decision, Earlier this year, House lawmakers, including dozens of Republicans, passed the Respect for Marriage Act, a measure that would enshrine a ban on states refusing to allow marriages from other states based on factors such as gender and race to acknowledge.
That legislation would prohibit states from “withdrawing full confidence and credit in any public act, record or judicial proceeding of another state relating to a marriage between individuals on the basis of such persons’ sex, race, ethnicity or national origin “. custom made.
A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for an amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act that includes language intended to protect religious freedom — those lawmakers to which GOP-Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Susan Collins of Maine and Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, enacted a expression promoting their version of the measure.
“The Respect for Marriage Act is a necessary step in providing reassurance to millions of lovers in same-sex and interracial marriages that they will continue to enjoy the freedoms, rights and responsibilities afforded to all other marriages,” lawmakers said in the statement . “Through bipartisan collaboration, we have developed common sense language to affirm that this legislation fully respects and protects the religious freedoms and diverse beliefs of Americans, while the legislation’s core purpose of protecting marriage equality remains intact.” We look forward to this legislation taking the floor and are confident that this change has helped garner the broad, bipartisan support needed to enact our sensible laws.”
The hill reported that GOP Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said he would vote in favor of the measure if the religious freedom amendment were added. “If that amendment accompanies the bill, I will vote in favor,” Romney said, according to the outlet.
If the measure clears the Senate, it still has to clear the House of Representatives before going to President Joe Biden.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/republicans-push-gay-marriage-bill Republican senators are pushing for gay marriage legislation