Will Congress Stand and Fight on This Make-or-Break Issue?

Republicans who support a Democrat bill to codify forced recognition of same-sex “marriage” would be siding with a distinct minority of their party at the expense of half their constituents, according to polling released Wednesday by Morning Consult.

The poll finds that while 59% of American voters and 62% of independents support “Congress passing a federal law to protect the right to same-sex marriage,” only 38% of Republicans agree, as opposed to an even 50% who disagree. Further, 38% of Republicans “strongly oppose” doing so.

HR 8404, the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (RMA) would repeal the longstanding (but unenforced) Defense of Marriage Act (which recognized marriage as a man-woman union in federal law and protected states’ rights to do the same), federally recognize any “marriage” lawfully performed by any state, and force every state to recognize any “marriage” of any other state “between 2 individuals,” without regard for “the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals.” States would only have to recognize one another’s same-sex “marriages,” but the federal government would have to recognize any new union a state comes up with, such as a marriage of more than two people. Read more…

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