The bill has passed pic.twitter.com/cerXAy44yF— Acyn (@Acyn) November 29, 2022
Today, the Senate took an historic step forward in Democrats’ fight to defend freedom, dignity and equality. The Respect for Marriage Act will uphold marriage equality under federal law – tearing the bigoted, unconstitutional 'Defense of Marriage Act’ off the books for good.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 30, 2022
Thank you, Senate Republicans.
Thank you for “standing with Ukraine.”
Thank you for voting to impeach Trump.
Thank you for passing that gun control bill.
Thank you for making Juneteenth a national holiday.
Thank you for codifying gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law. It was all worth it because at least you can say in January that you took back the Senate from Chuck Schumer.
“Driving the news … The 12 Republicans who voted in favor of the bill include:
- Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
- Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
- Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
- Susan Collins (R-Maine)
- Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
- Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
- Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
- Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
- Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
- Mitt Romney (R-Utah)
- Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
- Todd Young (R-Ind.).
I can’t say that I am surprised.
Every single Senate Democrat voted for this. Most Senate Republicans voted against it including Shelby and Tuberville who represent us in Alabama. Roy Blunt, Richard Burr and Rob Portman are retiring. Susan Collins is from Maine and always votes for shit like this. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski voted to impeach Trump. It is the rest of this crowd that really plunged the dagger in the back.
Note: The vote on this was postponed until the lame duck session because Todd Young was afraid of voting for it before facing voters.