Supreme Court should overturn Obergfell, Patchwork of States Banning Same-Sex Marriage come into effect suddenly, as in the case of abortion induction this summer.
first introduced Congress 2015 prior to Obergfell, the Respect for Marriage Act does not compel states to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the federal government retains the legal rights, interests, or protections of married couples even if they live in a state. Clarify what you will admit. outlawed marriage between same-sex partners.
Therefore, even if some states decide to no longer allow marriages for same-sex or interracial couples, the federal government still recognizes such marriages legally conducted in other states. States must also recognize such marriages legally performed elsewhere.
The bill also formally repeals the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which denied such federal rights and benefits in the first place. Windsor v. USA, another Supreme Court case that activists fear may now be under threat. )
“The fight for marriage equality in Congress began with the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996. We feel that the Respect of Marriage Act is closing its chapter,” said Director of Government Affairs, Campaign for Human Rights. said David Stacy.
Stacey, who had previously worried that Thomas was about to invite legal challengers to file lawsuits against marriage equality in federal court, said Congress could, through this legislation, ensure that the issue was “settled.” said he was informing the court and others of the
“I don’t think you can get inside Judge Thomas’ head,” Stacey said. “But I hope he gets something out of this: ‘I shouldn’t have decided that. and is not seeking to challenge existing law.”
poll show Over 70% of Americans Now I support marriage equality. This is the opposite of the 70% who opposed the Defense of Marriage Act when it was first passed.
Bonauto, one of the alleging attorneys, Obergfell Before the Supreme Court, he pointed out that while the LGBTQ community continues to be embraced, there are many others. Dangerous political and legal threatsespecially to transgender and non-binary youth.
“This is a very tough time,” said Bonnaught. “At the same time, there is a message of hope in this vote, a long process of engagement that has transformed a majority against us into a majority in favor of us.”