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歴史的な投票に先立って結婚の平等を成文化するための支持を表明したすべての共和党上院議員

歴史的な投票に先立って結婚の平等を成文化するための支持を表明したすべての共和党上院議員

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to 覆す グウィネス・パルトロウのグープが「Hands OffMyVagina」を紹介. ウェイド — a move that some have suggested paves a path to target same-sex relationships — many lawmakers are attempting to codify same-sex marriage rights at the federal level.

会議’ attempt to protect Americansmarriage rights comes via the Respect for Marriage Act, or RFMA, a bill that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defined marriage as involving a man and woman and gave states the authority to refuse recognition of same-sex couples who had married.

The Supreme Court deemed the primary provisions of DOMA unconstitutional in its United States v. ウィンザーオーバーグフェルv. Hodges rulings.

But DOMA still technically a law and, if those Supreme Court precedents were to be overturned by the current justices (which some have expressed a willingness する), it could go back into effect.

今週はじめ, the House passed RFMA in a 267-157 投票, と 47 Republican representatives joining Democrats in defending marriage equality.

今, RFMA heads to the Senate, where Democrats will need to get 10 Republican senators to side with them in order to meet the 60-vote threshold for passage. Some have already expressed disinterest in supporting the bill — including Florida Republican Marco Rubio, who told CNN reporter Manu Raju it wasa stupid waste of time.”

But other Republicans have expressed an openness to supporting the bill. Here’s what some of them have said.

これは. Susan Collins

これは. Susan Collins
これは. Susan Collins
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Susan Collins

共和党セン. Susan Collins helped introduce the latest, bipartisan iteration of RFMA. PEOPLEと共有された声明の中で, 彼女は言いました: “This bill is another step to promote equality, prevent discrimination, and protect the rights of all Americans.

Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio and ranking member of the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee, speaks during a confirmation hearing for Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee for U.S. ジョー・バイデン大統領, ワシントンで, D.C., 私たち。, 火曜日に, 2月. 1, 2022. If confirmed, Young would be the first non-White woman to serve as OMB director. 写真家: ゲッティイメージズ経由のアルドラゴ/ブルームバーグ

Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio and ranking member of the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee, speaks during a confirmation hearing for Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee for U.S. ジョー・バイデン大統領, ワシントンで, D.C., 私たち。, 火曜日に, 2月. 1, 2022. If confirmed, Young would be the first non-White woman to serve as OMB director. 写真家: ゲッティイメージズ経由のアルドラゴ/ブルームバーグ
Rob Portman
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Rob Portman

NS ワシントンポスト reports that an aide to Rob Portman said the Ohio Sen. plans to co-sponsor the Senate bill and Portman himself told reporters Wednesday, “I think it’s the right policy, and I think it’s the right message to send.

Portman’s son, 意思, is openly gay, and wrote about his father’s support in a coming-out story published in Yale News NS 2013. Portman told reporters that same year his son helped shift his views on marriage equality: “I think we should be allowing gay couples the joy and stability of marriage.

Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski
Lisa Murkowski
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Lisa Murkowski

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski signaled a willingness to support the bill also, telling CNN that she hassuggested to others that not only would I like to see , ケーシー, と Griswold on contraception codified but I’ve also made clear my supportfor gay marriage years ago. So I will look at what the House is doing and see what that might mean here on the Senate side.

Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis
Thom Tillis
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Thom Tillis

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis told CNN that heprobably willsupport the legislation — not exactly a ringing endorsement, but more concrete than what some other Republicans have said.

South Dakota’s John Thune told CNN that Republican senators wouldtake a hard look atthe bill, adding that while he had not yet decided whether or not to support it, many Republicans likely would. “As you saw there was pretty good bipartisan support in the House yesterday and I expect there’d probably be the same thing you’d see in the Senate,” Thune said.