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U.S. Senate Poised to Vote on Anti-Marriage Bill

(UPDATE: As of Thursday, September 15th, 2022, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) reportedly announced that H.R. 8404 would not come to the floor until after the November General Election.)

The United States Senate is poised to vote on an incredibly harmful and misleading “marriage” bill, and we need you to contact North Carolina’s two U.S. Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, to urge them to stand against it.


The so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman, and would affirm any redefinition of marriage.

H.R. 8404–The Respect for Marriage Act would:

  1. Cement anti-family policies into federal law, including giving states the ability to define marriage however they choose. This could include legalizing illegitimate unions such as those involving minors, multiple spouses (polygamy), or close relatives.
  2. Open the doors for increased legal action against conservative individuals, nonprofits, and businesses that work closely with the government in some capacity while adhering to the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. This would place faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies especially at risk, and could curtail or end their ability to help children find homes.
  3. Threaten the tax-exempt status of adoption and foster care agencies, along with other nonprofits that continue to adhere to the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

When this measure passed the House earlier this year, it had bipartisan support, with 47 Republicans joining their Democrat colleagues in voting yes.

The Senate may vote on H.R. 8404 at any time, so time is of the essence!


Please contact NC Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis today and urge them to OPPOSE

H.R. 8404–Respect for Marriage Act

Senator Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154

Senator Thom Tillis: (202) 224-6342


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