UPDATE: The actual vote is here.
My congressman voted no.
Today my bill, the #RespectforMarriageAct passed the House w/ bipartisan support.— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) July 19, 2022
Since I first filed the bill over a decade ago, the fight for marriage equality has seen many highs and lows, but perhaps none more frightening than the current threat posed by SCOTUS. pic.twitter.com/IH8Uxdo2bL
Rep. Pocan: "If I was the entity on the other side of the aisle I would be more concerned with my own members accused of having cocaine-fueled orgies than worrying about the morality of my marriage." pic.twitter.com/QgBscGVdgI— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2022
Justice Thomas told us that this far-right Supreme Court is coming for marriage equality. As one of only nine openly gay members of this Congress, this attack is as personal as it gets.— Rep. Mondaire Jones (@RepMondaire) July 19, 2022
Our community is counting on Congress to act. We need to pass the Respect for Marriage Act. pic.twitter.com/EGsOM53zmx
It's unthinkable that in 2022, we have to defend the constitutional right to marriage equality.— Jim Langevin (@JimLangevin) July 19, 2022
But to protect same-sex and interracial marriages from this radical Supreme Court, I'm voting for the Respect for Marriage Act.
No family should lose their right to live freely. pic.twitter.com/rj9vLAenzX
Cicilline to Jordan and other House Republicans: "If it's not necessary, then vote for it … don't hide behind that to justify your refusal to vote for marriage equality." pic.twitter.com/DKlyC3Zkbn— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2022
I just voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which protects marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples.— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) July 19, 2022
157 Republicans — who are hellbent on sending our country backwards — voted against it. pic.twitter.com/kgMTTztynJ
It’s 2022, and 157 House Republicans just voted against marriage equality.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 19, 2022
That’s where they come down on this issue.
(Repost) HR 8404 passed the House today, with 47 Republicans joining with a united Democratic party to affirm the right to a same-sex marriage as established by Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) and to repeal the 1994 Defense of Marriage Act. The vote tally was 267 – 157. pic.twitter.com/bH6siltrU0— Leon Sit (@politicsmaps) July 20, 2022
47 House Republicans voted for this.
Why it matters: The legislation, approved 267-157, is part of Democrats’ response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last month and conservative Justice Clarence Thomas signaling rulings on marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights and contraception could also be reconsidered.
47 Republicans voted for the legislation. …”
Frankly, I am surprised the majority of them didn’t vote for it.
The True Cons move here would have been to buckle and cower in fear of the media.
157 House Republicans VOTED AGAINST repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and codifying gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law. Every single House Democrat voted for sodomy, gay marriage and interracial marriage and remained true to their brand of social liberalism.