Log Cabin Republicans Beg GOP Senators To Support Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Charles T. Moran of the Log Cabin Republicans
Charles T. Moran of the Log Cabin Republicans

The head of Log Cabin Republicans, the gay conservative group which has never been well-received by the full Republican party, issued this statement begging U.S. Senate Republicans to vote in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act.

From Yahoo News:

Forty-seven Republicans in the House of Representatives made history Tuesday by voting to codify same-sex marriage protections into federal law. Now we are encouraging Senate Republicans to do the same.

Let’s be clear: We can see the partisan games Democrats are playing with this bill.

They are desperate to pivot the November elections away from the Biden-Harris record by fearmongering that legal protections for marriage equality are on the Supreme Court’s chopping block after Roe v. Wade. They’re hoping that the bill’s failure will provide the fuel they need to keep that misleading talking point alive in the news media.

We don’t buy their argument about the court, notably because the court’s majority opinion overturning Roe explicitly stated their decision on abortion has no implications for marriage equality or anything else.

Nevertheless, as principled conservatives we believe that laws should be made by the legislature, not the courts, which is why we believe this bill should be turned into law.

Read the full op-ed here.