For Immediate Release: November 28, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
GOP Senators Have Gaslighted Americans About Marriage Bill’s Consequences
Washington, D.C.: The Senate plans to take a final vote today on the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, a radical bill that would not only federally codify same-sex marriage, but would also completely destroy our first amendment protections in the United States.
“Every Republican Senator who has lied or stuck their head in the sand till this point has a final chance today to stand up for the Constitution and American liberty,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Frankly, there will not be a single unintended consequence of this law, since its whole purpose is to exercise tyranny over those of religious faith and put a crushing stop to the fundamental American ability to dissent.
“There are 12 Republicans who have voted so far to advance this legislation that should come to their senses before faith-based institutions and business owners are legally labeled as bigots according to federal code. There is simply no other purpose or conclusion of this bill than to stamp out protections for conscience and religious belief. Anyone who says otherwise is incredibly ignorant or a willful liar.”
Martin concluded, “The misnamed Respect for Marriage Act absolutely must be defeated in the Senate today if we are to continue the bedrock principle of religious liberty upon which this nation was founded. There’s not a single protection for religious institutions in this bill and the entirety of the Senate body knows it.”