Next Thursday, November 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, S. 598. This legislation will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and will force states to recognize any kind of marriage sanctioned by another state including same-sex or polygamous marriages.
The Respect for Marriage Act disrespects voters in 30 states that have voted for constitutional amendments to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.To date, only Democrats have cosponsored this destructive legislation that redefines marriage and undermines American families, including all ten Democrats of the 18-member Judiciary Committee.
While the Respect for Marriage Act will likely pass out of the Judiciary Committee along a party-line vote, we need your help to ensure this vote will not be used to gather momentum for Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada)to bring it to the Senate floor.
Take Action Now:
Please call your senator on the Judiciary Committee and ask him/her to oppose the Respect for Marriage Act. Talking points are available by clicking here.
Patrick Leahy (Vermont) – 202-224-4242
Herb Kohl (Wisconsin) – 202-224-5653
Dianne Feinstein (California) – 202-224-3841
Chuck Schumer (New York) – 202-224-6542
Dick Durbin (Illinois) – 202-224-2152
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) – 202-224-2921
Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota) – 202-224-3244
Al Franken (Minnesota) – 202-224-5641
Christopher Coons (Delaware) – 202-224-5042
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) – 202-224-2823
Chuck Grassley (Iowa) – 202-224-3744
Orrin Hatch (Utah) – 202-224-5251
Jon Kyl (Arizona) – 202-224-4521
Jeff Sessions (Alabama) – 202-224-4124
Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) – 202-224-5972
John Cornyn (Texas) – 202-224-2934
Michael Lee (Utah) – 202-224-5444
Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) – 202-224-5754
If your Senator is listed below, please call and urge him/her to oppose efforts to repeal DOMA and to respect the voters in 30 states who have passed amendments to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Talking points are available by clicking here.
Ben Nelson (Nebraska) – 202-224-6551
Bill Nelson (Florida) – 202-224-5274
Joe Manchin (West Virginia) – 202-224-3954
Jon Tester (Montana) – 202-224-2644
Claire McCaskill (Missouri) – 202-224-6154
Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) – 202-224-6324
Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) – 202-224-4822
Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) – 202-224-5521
Sherrod Brown (Ohio) – 202-224-2315
Olympia Snowe (Maine) – 202-224-5344
Scott Brown (Massachusetts) – 202-224-4543
Mark Kirk (Illinois) – 202-224-2854
Susan Collins (Maine) – 202-224-2523
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – 202-224-6665
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