House Freedom Caucus Urges Senate Republicans to Block ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

November 18, 2022

The House Freedom Caucus has sent an urgent message to Senate Republicans:

Block the "Respect for Marriage Act."

Marriage in America is only a government issue because this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. There's no room in Christianity for the government to be writing the rules of our religion. They are trying to control us by controlling language and laws, and this is just the latest example of it.

"This vote is about more than culture. It is about affirming the self-evident truth that marriage is a natural institution that predates government," the Freedom Caucus wrote to Senate Republicans. "Republicans must stand united in defense of that truth and the institution of marriage which forms the backbone of a healthy society. There can be no compromise on this question."

According to the Freedom Caucus, defeating this bill could be one of the biggest victories that American families have ever seen:

This vote is about more than culture. It is about affirming the self-evident truth that marriage is a natural institution that predates government. Republicans must stand united in defense of that truth and the institution of marriage which forms the backbone of a healthy society. There can be no compromise on this question.

H.R. 8404 would irreparably damage the American people’s fundamental right to free exercise of religion. It fails to provide sufficient protections for faith-based non-profits, religious schools, religious business owners, and civil servants, opening good, well-meaning people to more legal broadsides from gender activists. This legislation, even as amended, will only serve to embolden the attacks against Americans of faith who simply want to live out their lives in obedience to their God, not their government.

Further, the Senate amendment leaves open the possibility that age of consent laws that prevent minors from being forced or coerced into marriage would be invalidated.

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