House Passes Respect for Marriage Act

The legislation provides new protections for same-sex and interracial unions.

The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act with bipartisan support on Thursday. Since the Senate already approved the legislation last week, it will now go to President Biden, who said he would “proudly sign it.”

The law does not require that all states perform same-sex marriages, but states must recognize unions that were legal where they were performed.

In both chambers, an amendment that would protect religious liberty was not approved.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they seek to ensure equity in society for minority groups.
  • For the president and his administration as they endorse protections for minority communities.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner 


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