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Senate Ignores Conservative Concerns, Passes Democrats' Same-Sex 'Marriage' Bill With 12 Republican Votes

Raymond Wolfe : Nov 30, 2022  LifeSiteNews.com

"This dangerously cynical and completely unnecessary bill is a direct attack on the First Amendment ... exposes Americans throughout the country to predatory lawsuits by activists seeking to use the threat of litigation to silence debate and exclude people of faith from the public square." -Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Ryan Bangert

[LifeSiteNews.com] The US Senate passed Democrats' bill to codify same-sex "marriage" in a 61-36 vote on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to conservatives and putting the legislation one step closer to becoming law. (Screengrab image)

Twelve Republicans joined all Democrats to give final approval to the "Respect for Marriage Act" (RMA), even after the Senate rejected three amendments proposed by Republican senators to blunt the bill's impact on religious liberty.

The RMA makes the redefinition of marriage the law of the land, including in the event that the Supreme Court overturns its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that mandates legal recognition of same-sex "marriage" nationwide.

The bill repeals the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which federally recognized marriage as between one man and one woman and guaranteed the right of states to uphold traditional marriage, and instead requires the federal government and all 50 states to recognize homosexual "marriages" and other civil marriages lawfully performed in any state, potentially including incestuous and underage marriages.

It also poses grave threats to religious freedom, as numerous social conservative and religious liberty organizations have warned... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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