Spanberger Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

The Bipartisan Bill would Repeal DOMA, Enshrine Marriage Equality, & Create Legal Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages in Virginia & Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act.

“I am glad that a bipartisan majority of my U.S. Senate colleagues voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act today. Same-sex and interracial couples are our neighbors, they are parents and grandparents, and they are dedicated members of our communities.

“No one should discriminate against or deny legal protections to these Americans, simply based on who they love. I will vote to protect their rights again and again — as many times as is necessary — to make sure that marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples is federal law in the United States, and I urge my fellow lawmakers to do the same.”

“The House of Representatives must quickly vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act to protect members of our communities from discrimination and protect the basic human dignity of millions of our fellow Americans.”

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