Results from Tag: 'respect for marriage act'
Critics predict the measure, passed today by Congress, will be weaponized against groups that hold traditional views on marriage.
The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has drawn criticism from Catholic leaders for not providing strong enough protections for those who believe marriage is between one man and one woman — a belief in line with Church teaching.
The Respect for Marriage Act passed the Senate Tuesday, redefining marriage to include unions between homosexual couples and mandating that all states must recognize homosexual marriages.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, sent a Nov. 23 letter to members of Congress.
Opponents say protections for churches and religious enties are not enough.
Lee directed his letter to the 12 Republican lawmakers who joined Democrats in support of the RFMA
COMMENTARY: Redefining marriage was bad public policy in Obergefell in 2015 and it is bad public policy in HR 8404 today. Here is why.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the spate of new bills is necessary to resist a ‘dark desire to punish and control America’s most intimate and personal decisions.’
In the July 19 vote, Democrats in favor of the bill were joined by 74 Republicans. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage federally as the union of a man and a woman and permitted states not to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states.