The Respect for Marriage Act
The Respect for Marriage Act reaffirms that the freedom to marry is the law of the land and provides clarity and comfort to millions of families across the country. It 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. It now moves to the Senate.
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, both parts of which have already been invalidated by the Supreme Court. It ensures that neither states nor the federal government may deny respect for marriages based on 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
The Senate could vote on the bill as early as this week. 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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