You may recall that earlier this summer the United States House of Representatives passed the deceptively named “Respect for Marriage Act.” All Democrat Representatives voted in favor of it, along with 47 Republicans.
We’re now hearing that a vote in the Senate could come early next week.
H.R. 8404, requires states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and seeks to codify it into federal law, which goes beyond the “right” to same-sex marriage invented by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in 2015.
This Act is an assault on religious freedom and free speech.
Why is this happening now?
Well, on the heels of the Dobbs case that overturned Roe v. Wade, many in Congress are concerned that the Supreme Court could rule at some point that same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, even though it is now recognized as legal in the U.S.
This bill is intended to force members of Congress to commit to a position on same-sex marriage, presumably to impact the general election in November.
Another thing the bill does is require states to recognize interracial marriages from other states, but that hasn’t been an issue anywhere in the country. That’s simply fearmongering from those introducing and supporting the bill.
If this bill is passed, it could open the door for the federal government to force everyone, including religious organizations like Focus on the Family, to affirm same-sex marriage, polygamy, and more. The law would lead to costly lawsuits and harassment of millions of Christians, pro-family Americans and organizations who believe in one-man, one-woman marriage.
What can you do?
Second, please call your senators and respectfully ask them to vote NO on the H.R. 8404, the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act,” which attempts to enshrine same-sex marriage into federal law.
The number is 202-224-3121.
Thank you for taking action TODAY.