VICTORY! On December 13, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act. Learn more.

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, 2022 with bipartisan support. On November 29, 2022 the bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support.

More information about the Respect for Marriage Act

The Respect for Marriage Act repeals the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), both parts of which have already been invalidated by the Supreme Court. The bill also ensures that all state and federal governments must continue to recognize and respect all marriages, regardless of the couples’ sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.