US House Is Set To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Bill Tuesday—a direct response to Justice Thomas’s concurrence in Dobbs

The House is set to vote to protect same-sex marriages Tuesday, in response to the Supreme Court Justices who overturned Roe v. Wade and shared thoughts on the matters in their dissent.

NEWS: House planning to vote tomorrow on “Respect for Marriage Act”

The bill would enshrine marriage equality into federal law and repeal DOMA

This is a direct response to Justice Thomas’s concurrence in Dobbs

Rules will meet on this tonight

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In his response to Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said other rulings similar to Roe, including those around same-sex marriage, should be reconsidered as they are not necessarily constitutional rights.

While Alito stated in the majority opinion that “this decision concerns the constitutional right to abortion and no other right,” others have begun to express concern over rights such as same-sex marriage.

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, said after the court’s ruling on abortion, “When we lose one right that we have relied on and enjoyed, other rights are at risk.”


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