Senators Move Forward on Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act With Protections For Religious Liberties – Senator Rob Portman

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) released the following statement on moving forward with the Respect for Marriage Act:

The Respect for Marriage Act is a needed step to provide millions of loving couples in same-sex and interracial marriages the certainty that they will continue to enjoy the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities afforded to all other marriages. Through bipartisan collaboration, we’ve crafted commonsense language to confirm that this legislation fully respects and protects Americans’ religious liberties and diverse beliefs, while leaving intact the core mission of the legislation to protect marriage equality. We look forward to this legislation coming to the floor and are confident that this amendment has helped earn the broad, bipartisan support needed to pass our commonsense legislation into law.

The Senators’ bipartisan amendment:
The Respect for Marriage Act is a narrow but important bill that would do two primary things:
A one-pager on the amendment is available here and full text is available here.
 
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