The Respect for Marriage Act

The U.S. Senate is on the verge of voting on and possibly passing the dangerous and deceptive “Respect for Marriage Act.” This radical bill has already been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

What is the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act?” This far-reaching piece of legislation is a sweeping redefinition and expansion of what marriage means.

Make no mistake. This bill is a threat to religious liberty. It is an attack on millions of religious Americans who simply want to live out their deeply held beliefs.

The bill is a trojan horse designed to undermine families and religious organizations. It poses a threat to states that want to safeguard people of faith through conscience protections. It would have disastrous consequences if signed into law:

  • The IRS could rely on it to strip nonprofit, faith-based organizations of their tax-exempt status if they adhere to their religious beliefs about marriage.
  • It would give activist groups grounds to sue religious individuals, organizations and businesses with sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage. This would affect millions of faith-based foster care providers, religious social service organizations and even religious organizations and businesses that contract with the federal government.
  • It would require the federal government to recognize any state’s definition of marriage, no matter how far-fetched. This would negatively impact federal laws and policies regarding marriage and its benefits and also endanger parental rights.

What can we do?

Across the country, a growing coalition of allies and friends of freedom are making their voices heard. First Liberty—along with more than 80 organizations—recently sent a letter to Senate leaders expressing our opposition.

Now, we need YOUR support. To protect religious freedom from this brazen assault, we need you and as many Americans as possible to join us.

WE URGE YOU: Sign our petition today.

SIGN NOW: Help Stop the Radical “Respect for Marriage Act”

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