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Statement on Respect for Marriage Act Becoming Law

Updated: Apr 29

Chosen Family of Michigan applauds Congress & President Biden for the passing & signing of the Respect for Marriage Act. With members of the Supreme Court signaling willingness to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, it was of utmost importance to protect gay marriage legislatively as well. Although this new law does not legalize gay marriage nationwide, it does repeal the Defense for Marriage Act. This means that if Obergefell v. Hodges was overturned, it would require the federal government to recognize marriages that were conducted in states where gay marriage is legal at the state level. We celebrate this progress for both gay & interracial marriages & will continue to advocate for states to legalize gay marriage legislatively to protect this right to equity in state law & not only through a federal court decision.

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