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Statement In Support of the Respect for Marriage Act
July 19, 2022 at 10:41 am

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July 19, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (818) 307-7387/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of House and Senate Democrats on Monday introduced the Respect for Marriage Act to officially repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and require federal recognition for same-sex and interracial marriages nationwide. Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement Tuesday in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY):

“The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs — overturning 50 years of precedent of protecting the right to safe, legal abortion — coupled with Justice Thomas’s concurrence calling the future of marriage equality, birth control and private consensual relationships between adults makes clear that we can no longer rely on the highest court to respect its own precedent or protect our civil rights. It’s time for Congress and President Biden to repeal the discriminatory so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and ensure federal recognition of all marriages in the United States.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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