The National Organization for Women applauds the House for passing the “Respect for Marriage Act,” a critical – and bipartisan – step toward codifying the rights of millions of LGBTQIA+ families. Not only have the extremist justices on the Supreme Court confirmed that they no longer respect or consider precedent in their decisions, but they have firmly declared their intentions to attack and dismantle basic human rights for millions of Americans.
Our only chance of securing essential protections relies on us – the voters – and the elected officials we choose to represent us. Now that the “Respect for Marriage Act” passed in the House with support from both parties, it heads to the Senate to determine whether LGBTQIA+ rights will be federally protected or left to a religiously motivated Supreme Court who are emboldened and enthusiastic to overturn the landmark decisions that granted marriage equality.
NOW urges its members to contact your Senators to vote in support of this vital bill that will prevent this basic human right from being eliminated by a court intent on undoing decades of progress.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.