“Respect for Marriage?” Not Really.

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On November 16, the Respect for Marriage Act achieved 62 votes for ‘cloture’ in the US Senate, meaning that it will proceed to floor debate and likely — after reconciliation with the House version, which passed in July — become law. That’s a good thing, but let’s not make it more than it is. The long title of the bill reveals its true purpose: ‘A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage, and for other purposes.’ … Actual respect for marriage would involve getting both federal and state governments completely out of the business of deciding who can be, or is, married. Not just ‘on the basis of the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals,’ but completely.” (11/19/22)