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Friday, December 02, 2022

The Senate action marks a major hurdle for the legislation, which President Biden has said he will sign into law pending a vote in the House of Representatives. Leonore F. Carpenter, a Rutgers Law School professor who has served as an LGBTQA rights attorney, explains what the Respect for Marriage Act accomplishes, and what it does not:



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...The Act does a few important things.

First, it repeals the federal Defense of Marriage Act. That law was passed in 1996, and it prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages that had been validly entered into under a state's law. It also gave the green light to states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

Next, it prohibits states from refusing to recognize same-sex marriages that are validly entered into in a different state. It's also important to note that it does the same for interracial marriage....

While both of those items are quite important, I think the second of the two has more significance going forward.

For example, a gay couple legally married in my home state of Connecticut can move to Florida, and their marriage will still be recognized in Florida.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 07:01 PM | Reply

It protects the state and federal rights of married Americans and it pisses off the Nazi Party.


#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-02 11:55 PM | Reply

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