Right now, it’s legal all across the country for Americans to get married. Whether it’s a man to a woman, a woman to a woman, or a man to a man, it’s legal. The reason for that is because of the Obergefell v. Hodges case that the Supreme Court decided upon during the Obama administration.
The SCOTUS decision affirmed the constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry. And it was hailed by former President Barack Obama as a “victory for America.”
As a result of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, many are fearful that the case of Obergefell v. Hodges will be overturned next. It could null and void same-sex marriages and make it difficult for people to live their lives.
No conservative politician has been speaking out about the possibility of overturning the case. Still, liberals are fearful – and therefore, they are looking to codify the case. It will ensure that it cannot be overturned – and it will protect marriage equality.
The Senate is now working closely on this.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that a vote on marriage majority will be happening in the Senate “in coming weeks.”
Schumer spoke this past Wednesday to explain why the Senate is moving forward on this. “Let’s remember why a vote on the Respect for Marriage [Act] is necessary. Millions upon millions of American women had their right taken away by the extremist MAGA Supreme Court in the Dobbs decision. And in a concurring opinion, Justice Thomas opened the door for the Supreme Court going further.”
Yikes. Does Schumer even realize what he has just done? He has just referred to the highest court in the U.S. as “extremist MAGA.” If this isn’t considered divisive, then nothing is sacred anymore.
There’s nothing that Republicans can say or do as a way to bring unity to the Biden administration. Everything about Biden and the rest of the liberals is divisive – and they won’t be happy until they tear the country apart.
Countless Republicans have provided assurance that there’s no plan to do away with same-sex marriage.
Still, Schumer goes on to say that “When some Republicans say the vote is unnecessary, it won’t happen – they said the same thing about Roe.”
As such, the Democrats will focus all of their attention on codifying the law to maintain marriage equality. Any other issues that Congress should be working on will be pushed aside. You know, important issues that will affect all Americans – such as the way to eliminate compound interest on student loans, ways to overcome inflation, and even ways to improve upon the education system in the country.
This is so typical of the Biden administration. Focus on the liberal agenda. Ignore what the masses want and focus on the minority.
Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are working with Republicans to ensure that the vote will be in favor of securing a win.
Schumer has been extremely vocal that there will be a vote happening on the Senate floor in the coming weeks. And he’s hoping at least 10 Republican senators will support it.
That shouldn’t be too hard. And it’s at least nice to see that the Democrats are looking to achieve bipartisan support on a bill.
It is unlikely that there will be many Republicans standing in the way of this bill passing. This is more to silence the Democrats since they are going on and on about how the GOP will destroy the bill. Meanwhile, the GOP simply wants to focus on issues that affect everyone.