The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ this morning in a 10-8 vote along party lines, advancing the bill.
It’s unknown if and when the full chamber might consider it.
Check out the video of Senator Franken fact-checking Senator Grassley: “I just believe you misstated the history of marriage. Marriage has not existed as a union between one man and one woman for thousands of years in every culture. In many cultures, men have been able to marry many women and young girls. For centuries, women have been treated as cattle in marriage. Further, if the religious purpose for marriage is procreation, why would we sanction marriage between an 89 year-old widower and an 80 year-old widow? I just think we need to be accurate when we talk about the history of marriage, the history of man and woman, the history of our institutions.”