A dozen Republican US senators have defected to the other side of the aisle as they have backed the Democrats’ push to overcome the filibuster and pass a federal law to “protect same-sex marriage,” aptly named by its sponsors the “Respect for Marriage Act.”
Democrat Rush for Lame-Duck Passage
An updated version of the draft Respect for Marriage Act was passed on Wednesday by the US Senate with 62 votes in favor as 12 GOP senators defied their own party and helped the Democrats overcome the 60-vote threshold that they needed.
The vote was part of a final push by the Democratic Party to pass the codification of gay marriage into federal law while they are still in control of bother chambers of the US Congress – as the Republicans seized the US House of Representatives by a slim majority in last week’s midterm elections.
The current lame-duck US House of Representatives is also expected to approve the “Respect for Marriage Act” in a vote that would likely take place after Thanksgiving, The Daily Mail reported.
Besides same-sex marriage, the new draft law technically approved by the US Senate with bipartisan support also contains clauses on defending interracial marriage.
The Democrat push to use their majorities in the lame-duck Congress came as a growing number of leftists are worried the conservative-dominated US Supreme Court could decide to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling which said bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional.
The leftist believe SCOTUS could replicate its pattern from its June 2022 ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which struck down the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, and once again made abortion eligible to state bans.
Because of the June ruling, President Joe “Empty Shelves” Biden and the Democrats have been raising hue and cry over “reproductive rights,” which is their euphemism for the cold-blooded brutal murder of unborn infants, also known as abortion.
Love is love and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love. Today’s bipartisan Senate vote gets us closer to protecting that right.
The Respect for Marriage Act protects all couples under law – I urge Congress to send the bill to my desk so I can make it law.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 16, 2022
I just voted against the “Respect for Marriage Act” that is supposed to protect gay marriage without creating risks to religious freedom and religious institutions.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 16, 2022
Only 12 Republicans voted to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect same sex marriages and interracial marriages under the law.
Those other 37 GOP Senators need to be named and shamed.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) November 16, 2022
‘Love Is Love,’ Says Abortion Joe
Seeking to shock and scare the American public, Marxist-Communist Democrats have been claiming that not only gay marriage but also even interracial marriage is threated by SCOTUS.
They based their misgivings on a legal opinion by conservative SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas stating that same-sex marriage and contraception could be reconsidered as legal rights after the abortion ruling.
The 37 Senate Republicans who voted against the “Respect for Marriage Act” argued that there was no need for such a law since the Obergefell ruling had been “settled into law,” and there was no way it could be overturned.
GOP US Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin accused the Democrats of using the situation to “create a state of fear” over a non-issue.
President Joe Biden, however, dubbed “Abortion Joe” by anti-abortionism activists, celebrated the Senate’s passage of the “Respect for Marriage Act” by insisting that “love is love.”
Biden argued that all Americans deserved the “right to marry” whoever they loved.
A previous draft of the gay marriage bill was approved by the US House of Representatives over the summer, with 47 House Republicans defecting to the Democrats to support it.
Let's. Be. Clear.
Respect for Marriage Act doesn't guarantee your right to marry
If you 𝙖𝙧𝙚 married it will protect the rights & responsibility that go along with that
If SCOTUS overturns Obergefell, states will be free to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples https://t.co/SoDFLk41Xb
— Lαɾɾყ Tҽɳɳҽყ • #GoodTrouble (@LarryTenney) November 16, 2022
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.