FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2022
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Washington, DC — Today, Mary Small National Advocacy Director for Indivisible, issued the following statement after the Senate Democrats passed the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would enshrine marriage equality into federal law:
“We are celebrating the passage of the Respect for Marriage act, and applaud Majority Leader Schumer and Democrats for ensuring that everyone’s right to marriage is protected by federal law.
“For decades, Republicans and dark money interests fought relentlessly to strip fundamental rights like abortion, access to contraception, and gay and interracial marriage. While a handful of Republicans voted for marriage equality today, do not be fooled: it wasn’t because they suddenly developed a good conscience. They saw the electoral consequences of their MAGA extremist platform in the midterms and are looking to save face.
“The bottom line is: MAGA Republican extremism continues to threaten our most fundamental rights. With the impending Republican Majority in the House, Democrats have a short window to pass impactful legislation. Today, we’re celebrating this momentous passage of the Respect for Marriage Act that will protect each person’s right to marry whom they love and choose. We’re glad to see Democrats making the most of the last few weeks of this trifecta, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the passage of more impactful bills in the weeks ahead.”
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About the Indivisible Project
The Indivisible Project (501c3) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.