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The Respect for Marriage Act



The Respect for Marriage Act will ensure that the federal government and all state governments continue to recognize and respect all marriages, without discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or race.

The bill will give clarity and comfort to millions of families across the country. This is an important opportunity to protect the families of LGBTQ+ Americans who remain vulnerable to discrimination in their daily lives.

The U.S. House passed the bill on July 19 with bipartisan support. Now we need the Senate to act.

TAKE ACTION: Contact your Senators today and ask them to support the Respect for Marriage Act! Email them using the form below. You can have an even greater impact by calling you Senators directly. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.


More information about the Respect for Marriage Act

The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act—which has already been invalidated by the Supreme Court—and get the anti-LGBTQ+ federal law off the books. It will also ensure that all state and federal governments recognize and respect a couple’s marriage, regardless of the their sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Read GLAD’s full statement on the House passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.


Take action: Tell your Senators to pass the Respect for Marriage Act

Please take a couple minutes right now to tell your senator to pass the bill and support the freedom to marry for all Americans, including same-sex and interracial couples.

You can also reach your Senators directly by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

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