Congressman Schiff on Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act
“Today, Congress took definitive steps to reassure the American people that our rights are inalienable, and that the freedom to marry whomever you love is the irrevocable law of the land. That millions of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples across the country have had to fear otherwise, in 2022, is tragic, and it speaks to the perilous moment we are in, with a partisan and reactionary court determined to roll back the clock on so many of the freedoms our nation holds dear.
“Now that we’ve safeguarded these rights, it’s time to redouble our efforts to protect reproductive freedom. This is the Senate’s best chance to take up the House-passed legislation to codify Roe v. Wade – removing the filibuster if necessary to do so – and to protect abortion access just as we protected marriage equality today.”