By Gary Bauer ~
Twelve Republicans in the Senate and 39 Republicans in the House treated the Respect for Marriage Act like it was no big deal. It is a huge deal.
The (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act passed the House of Representatives Thursday. The legislation is now headed to Joe Biden’s desk to become law. Not surprisingly, Democrats in Congress voted unanimously for the bill. What was surprising is that a minority segment of Republicans voted for it, too.
The first time the House voted on this bill, it passed with 47 Republican votes. Now, once members of Congress vote on something, they’re “locked in” and almost never change their positions.
Because of grassroots opposition and major efforts behind the scenes, eight Republicans who supported the bill in the summer switched their positions in our direction on Thursday’s vote. (See how your representative voted.)
Unfortunately, 12 Republicans in…
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