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.
BREAKING: 47 House Republicans just voted to codify marriage equality into federal law!
We thank these forward-thinking members for voting to settle this issue once and for all and move the GOP in line not just with the country, but with its own voters.
Our statement ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/A3HA1RI2a8
— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) July 19, 2022
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.
It’s so sad when the majority of the party you support doesn’t want you to have equal rights. 157 voted against you. Let’s see what your senators think of you having equal rights
— FlamingYesterdayHardWordUterus (@daisygirImg) July 20, 2022
So you don’t thank the 220 “forward-thinking” Democrats fighting for your rights?
— Melanie is my name 🐝 💙💛 (@MelanieMN9) July 19, 2022
I dunno what the text of that statement is supposed to mean, because EVERY Dem voted in favor of it 🤨 Wanting marriage equality is a partisan game? It must be, because the Republicans played you with their vote. But 47 supportive votes from your party – that’s monumental! 🙄 pic.twitter.com/9acMMmYXdJ
— Chris Corbato (@Corbato) July 20, 2022