The Respect for Marriage Act
Update: 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.
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 (“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.
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 few minutes right now to contact your Senators and ask them to pass the Respect for Marriage Act.
You can also reach your Senators directly by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
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