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With Republicans Like This, Who Needs Democrats?

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Democrats have been worried about the Supreme Court case (Obergefell) that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide being overturned as well. Even though the Constitution doesn’t authorize the federal government to have anything to do with marriage (it is entirely a state matter), in a 62-37 vote, 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on a bill to ensure that the federal government recognizes a same-sex marriage if it was valid in the state in which it took place and couple moved to a state that does not recognize it. Republican senators Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Todd Young (Ind.), Dan Sullivan (Alaska), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Roy Blunt (Mo.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with the Democrats. I note also that the House passed its same-sex marriage bill in July with support from nearly 50 Republican. I thought Republicans believed in family values, traditional values, and Judeo-Christian ethics?

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7:25 pm on November 16, 2022