Tillis Helps Secure Robust Religious Freedom Protections in The … – Thom Tillis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced they have reached a compromise on a bipartisan amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act which ensures robust protections for religious freedom. The group of bipartisan senators issued the following statement:
“The Respect for Marriage Act is a needed step to provide millions of loving couples in same-sex and interracial marriages the certainty that they will continue to enjoy the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities afforded to all other marriages. Through bipartisan collaboration, we’ve crafted commonsense language to confirm that this legislation fully respects and protects Americans’ religious liberties and diverse beliefs, while leaving intact the core mission of the legislation to protect marriage equality. We look forward to this legislation coming to the floor and are confident that this amendment has helped earn the broad, bipartisan support needed to pass our commonsense legislation into law.”
The Senators’ bipartisan amendment:
The Respect for Marriage Act is a narrow but important bill that would do two primary things:
A one-pager on the amendment is available here and full text is available here.


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