Since the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, there has been growing concern that same-sex marriage is next in line to be targeted by the Supreme Court. Thankfully, the House of Representatives just passed a bill -- the Respect for Marriage Act -- that would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level, keeping families together and safeguarding the freedom for anyone in this country to marry who they love. But before same-sex marriage is truly protected across the United States, the Senate must also vote yes on this vital bill!
Sign the petition to urge the Senate to finally codify marriage equality! Pass the Respect for Marriage Act!
Since 2015, same-sex couples have been able to marry in the United States, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obergefell v. Hodges. If Obergefell falls, this bill that awaits a vote in the Senate would protect marriage equality in the roughly 35 states that currently prohibit it. Obergefell v. Hodges is the only thing keeping LGBTQ+ marriage equality safe in these states, and the conservative majority of the Supreme Court has made it blatantly clear they intend to overturn the precedent -- which means the Senate must act fast to put reinforcements in place.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has explicitly criticized same-sex marriage, and Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that Obergefell and similar cases should be reconsidered. Based on Alito's and Thomas' words coupled with the recent rise in anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments and law, it is likely that we are going to continue to see legal attacks against privacy, which could jeopardize many human rights laws in the US.
The Senate must codify marriage equality to ensure everyone has the right to marry anyone they choose! Sign the petition to keep families together, and keep our liberties alive!