In the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that struck down Roe v. Wade, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion urging the court to overturn other fundamental rights, including the right to marriage equality. With this right potentially at risk, it is essential that Congress quickly take action to defend marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples and protect the rights of millions of families and children across the country.
That's why Congress should pass the Respect for Marriage Act. This bill would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, which for many years excluded legally married same-sex couples from accessing federal rights, benefits, and obligations of marriage. It would also enshrine marriage equality in federal law and require nationwide recognition of all valid marriages without discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.
Now is the time to ensure that marriage equality is and remains the law of the land. Share your support for this crucial piece of legislation!
Tell your senators: We need to pass the Respect for Marriage Act.