Biden Passes Respect for Marriage Act, Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Nationwide

How do you feel about the Respect for Marriage Act?

  • 19.7k
    Brian
    Voted Excited
    11/30/2022

    Rep. Lamb, this is a great step forward for equality in our country during a time that the extreme Supreme Court seems bent on taking us back to the 1950's when only straight white men had rights.

    I don't like the amendments and that it doesn't make marriage equality legal in every state, but it's a great step forward to provide protection.

    I urge you to vote for it 

  • 5,273
    Archilochus
    11/30/2022

    This bill is a sham. It does not codify Obergefell, but instead allows gay couples who are already married to remain so. It changes nothing else, and does not prohibit the SCOTUS from overturning prior rulings on gay or interracial marriage. While it looks good on paper, it functionally is a victory for those who want, and do, use "religious liberty" as a means for legal discrimination. In other words, Christian Nationalism and the furtherance of the unification of church and state win again.

  • 106
    IndyDeb
    Voted Happy
    12/14/2022

    I'm just so happy that this is finally codified, but it's sad this is what it took. It would be great if the party that stresses 'small government' (Republicans) got over their obsession with people's gentials (gay, trans, abortion, etc) and got out of our bedrooms. It's called tolerence people, maybe you learned about that in church.

  • 303
    Linda
    Voted Apathetic
    01/28/2023

    How do I feel about the respect for marriage act?  It sickens me to understand that in my husband's own country we need the permission of some bozos without brains to tell us we are allowed to be married.  My husband is a Crow Native, I am non-Indian.  And someone, somewhere, obviously drug addled at some point in time believed they had a right to say we couldn't, then could marry.  My attitude is not actually printable!  Screw all the "christians" who think they can legislate my life and my choices.  I'm freaking 75 years old and some twerp thinks they will be telling me squat?  Don't think so.  It's all insanity and stupidity. 

  • 1,800
    Adel
    11/30/2022

    It is time to recuse this illigitimate Court.  The Chief Justice does not represent the will of 70% of the people of this country nor do his minions that are seated.  I speak of the accused rapist that the FBI received 400 letters on and still never vetted him, the Catholic girl always follows her religion in her votes, the guy that leaks all the secrets can't think of his name.  They represent them selves and their own fetishes not the people of this country.  Get rid of them!

  • 6,133
    Anne
    Voted Excited
    12/01/2022

    What does same sex marriage have to do with religious liberty? Any follower of Christ knows that Jesus never spoke about same sex marriage. His main concern was loving your neighbor and your God, caring for the sick, the poor, widows and orphan, the marginalized! Not once did he say it's ok to discriminate against people because they don't look like you or act like you think they should. Because that is exactly what is going on here. 

    I have belonged to the same church for 69 years, since I was dedicated as a child. We are an open and affirming congregation. We welcome all people, just as Christ requires! We are called by Jesus to be loving, caring, and inclusive! That is what we strive to do.

  • 737
    Steph
    Voted Happy
    12/15/2022

    It did not go far enough.   Senator Toomey did not vote for it stating that it didn't protect religous organizations.  Those places do not pay taxes on their property, nor any form of taxes at all, but they get MY state Tax Dollars (*Cough* Catholic Charities *Cough*)  So, in essence, my tax dollar is paying an organizatuion that discriminates against me.

     

        I PAY TAXES, they don't-therefore, I deserve protection and they do NOT.

  • 157
    Kate
    Voted Apathetic
    12/16/2022

    Don't care who or what one marries, the government does not need to get involved - just another ploy to muster up more votes.

  • 554
    Ty
    Voted Excited
    01/08/2023

    It's 2022 I think it's time to include same sex marriage to get the same benefits as a typical marriage would. It's not cool that people condemn marriage for gay 

  • 106
    Lily
    Voted Excited
    12/28/2022

    Everyone should have the right to marry the person they love, regardless of either person's gender, race, etc. Biden's passing of this law is a major win for many, particularly member of the LGBT community.

  • 178
    Ukatsone
    Voted Excited
    12/21/2022

    I laugh at the idiots who want to mandate who you should love and marry. These are the same morrons who cry all the time about big government. 

  • 222
    Matthew
    12/19/2022

    A controversial bill is passed and we are asked how we feel about it. Our provided options are, "Excited," "Happy," or "Apathetic."

    When Right-leaning events happen, we are provided with additional options to be "Sad" or "Angry."

    Causes, I think you owe us an explanation, if you want to claim to be unbiased and fair, why you feel we should not be allowed to feel sad or angry about certain subjects.

    You might as well do a poll on the popularity of Brussels Sprouts with those choices so you can later publish a report that "Everyone should eat Brussels Sprouts, because nobody in our polling dislikes Brussels Sprouts! 10% were excited, 5% were happy, and 85% were apathetic, but our poll conclusively shows that nobody actually dislikes Brussels Sprouts!"

    When your polling methods are coercive and biased, it just makes it that much easier for your reporting to be biased.

  • 304
    BDSmith
    Voted Excited
    12/17/2022

    This is what freedom looks like!!

  • 697
    Dan
    Voted Happy
    12/17/2022

    Nothing new really other than you kind find opinion from Senator Joe Biden ranting about what a waste of time discussion on the subject was (during his time in the Senate) because he held the opinion that the institution of marriage was between a man and a woman.

    For the latest episode in his mental decline, see his speech on awarding a purple heart to his uncle.

  • 122
    Andrew
    Voted Apathetic
    12/16/2022

    Good day....let's keep taxes down and the feds out of my life.Feds are taxing my SSA and my little income retirement. Pay High Rent along with High Prices on foods and water.Gasoline prices are false. Inflation gone through the roof. Have AMerryChristmas. In JESUS CHRIST AMEN!

  • 137
    Jimbobity
    Voted Excited
    12/16/2022

    When it comes to marriage, everyone (when I say everyone, you know what I mean)  should have the same right. Ever since I started educating myself, and exposing myself to new "environments", lifestyles and people. When friends started "coming out", I would and still will gladly give up my right to marry (as a straight male), so that my friends can marry. I'm very happy that in some aspects, our country is slowly moving into the 21st century.

  • 1,315
    wpeckham
    Voted Excited
    12/16/2022

    That is a good first step.  Getting governments (at all levels)  out of the marriage business might be a good step later, but for now this will do.

  • 728
    Mindfulness
    Voted Excited
    12/16/2022

    Who you love....even to marry...is your business, don't you think?

  • 310
    RonCauses
    12/16/2022

    Sad that it's needed.

    Diversity is a Universal Natural Law which helps insure a species survival.

    Evolve damn it!

  • 185
    Fran
    Voted Excited
    12/15/2022

    Eventhough I live in a state that is in a therocratic authoritarian stranglehold, I am grateful that my friends and family who are in committed relationships will have their unions protected. Thank you to the bipartisan groups who worked together to make it happen. 

  • 47
    Linda
    Voted Apathetic
    12/14/2022

    Acccording to what I understand, read in the Holy Bible, unless they repent and abstain they are going to hell, not meaning to judge anyone, God is our judge no one else has the right. I believe the Bible every Word.

  • 483
    Carolyn
    12/15/2022

    https://notthebee.com/article/gay-friendly-restaurant-refuses-to-serve-christians--what-happened-to-bake-the-cake-bigot

  • 342
    Carolyn
    Voted Excited
    12/15/2022

    This is long overdue.  

  • 375
    Arnold
    Voted Happy
    12/15/2022

    This is wonderful. Interracial marriage and same sex marriage have been legal for years. Our border is being over ran  food costs up 30 percent, energy costs up 35 percent we're on the verge of ww 3 but lets worry about 2 percent of the population that are gay or trans

  • 563
    Tami Jo
    Voted Excited
    12/15/2022

    its a good thing , everyone should be able to marry the person they love no matter race or sex of religion in this day and age the use of christian values is not relevant in this day and age and no has the right to tell someone  that they cant mary its called accepting that everyone has the same rights as everyone else