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Love won out

Earlier this year, right-wing extremists nationwide celebrated as the wildly-out-of-touch Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Energized by the idea of forcing the government into Americans' most personal decisions, Justice Clarence Thomas used his concurring opinion to encourage attacks on marriage equality.

Folks in our movement vowed that we wouldn't let that happen. So we did what we do best: we got to work fighting for what's right.

This summer, we brought the Respect for Marriage Act to the House floor to ensure that "love is love" remained the law of the land.

And you know what? While a bunch of Republican members complained, a significant bipartisan majority voted to protect the rights of our friends, neighbors, and families. The same thing happened in the Senate.

And now, the Respect for Marriage bill is on its way to the president's desk to become law.

This is a big deal. Once President Biden signs it, this law will make sure that, no matter how many regressive intolerant opinions they write, folks like Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito don't get to decide who or how folks in our country can love.

Thanks to the hard work of folks like you, Love won out.


Posted on December 11, 2022.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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