Senators reach deal on changes to Respect for Marriage Act, teeing up 1st vote this week
November 16, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: In a 267-157 vote, the House of Representatives passed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act in June. The Senate is now poised to vote on the measure.
“There is a serious risk that this bill could secure the necessary votes to pass,” the US Conference of Catholic Bishops warned in a new action alert. “The Respect for Marriage Act would put Congress’s rubber-stamp on the Supreme Court’s ruling that imposed same-sex marriage and fails to address the grave religious freedom threats that ruling created ... Please tell your US senators to vote ‘No.’”
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