Although we are entering a lame-duck session for Joe Biden, Democrats managed to sneak through one last bill aimed at damaging Americans. The falsely named “Respect for Marriage Act” was sold as a bill that codifies the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage.
But the bill goes much farther than the court ruling–and could put millions of Americans in jeopardy. Many religious groups have warned this bill could put private Americans in the crosshairs of radical groups ready to sue them. And twelve Republicans joined with the far left to pass it.
The 12 Republicans who voted for the bill include Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN)…
The bill does have a “private right of action” clause, which would allow “any person who is harmed by a violation of subsection (b)…[to] bring a civil action in the appropriate district court of the United States against the person who violated such a subsection for declaratory and injunctive relief.”
Twelve Republican Senators voted to pass the left’s marriage bill, which will give gay Americans the power to sue anyone who disagrees with their marriage. Some senators are claiming the bill protects religious institutions after an amendment was added.
But the bill leaves out individuals who protest same-sex marriage on religious grounds. Any private individual (such as a photographer, baker, florist, and another wedding vendor) who refuses to provide services for a wedding will be taken to court. This bill does not uphold Americans’ First Amendment religious rights and enshrines same-sex marriage over religious faith.
Numerous groups have come out against the bill. Yet twelve Republicans voted to pass it. This isn’t the first time this group of “conservatives” betrayed the party and Americans to help Democrats push their radical legislation. They voted to pass gun control bills, wasting spending “infrastructure” bills, and other measures that give the government far too much power.
Now, they could be responsible for a bill that will wipe out the religious rights of every American.
- Twelve Republicans voted for the Democrats’ marriage bill that endangers religious Americans.
- The bill protects religious groups, but not private individuals.
- The bill could lead to radical groups destroying private citizens, despite their religious rights.