47 Home Republicans Who Voted to Legalize Similar-Intercourse Marriage

Forty-seven Home Republicans voted Tuesday in assist of a Democrat-backed invoice to codify same-sex marriage into federal legislation.

The invoice, dubbed the Respect for Marriage Act, handed the Home of Representatives 267 to 157. All 220 Democrats voted in favor. Seven Republicans abstained.

The Respect for Marriage Act would formally repeal the 1996 Protection of Marriage Act, which acknowledged marriage as “solely a authorized union between one man and one lady as husband and spouse.” The 1996 legislation was successfully invalidated by the Supreme Courtroom’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, nevertheless it has remained on the books.

Within the Home ground debate Tuesday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., acknowledged the invoice would “reaffirm that marriage equality is and should stay the legislation of the land.”

Democrats, who management the Home, pushed the invoice in response to the Supreme Courtroom’s June 24 resolution overturning Roe v. Wade, which returned the correct to abortion again to the states to determine. They claimed it was essential within the occasion the excessive courtroom may sometime contemplate additionally overruling Obergefell or Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 resolution outlawing state bans on interracial marriage.  

Forward of the vote, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, tweeted: “Tonight, a big quantity (a majority?) of the @HouseGOP is poised to vote FOR formal, legislative recognition of homosexual marriage whereas hiding behind interstate recognition of interracial marriage (an answer in quest of an issue), permitting Dems to deflect from their failures.”

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., tweeted: “As we speak I voted NO on H.R. 8404, the ‘Respect for Marriage Act.’ It’s a slap within the face of our federalist system that’s simply the newest effort to impose their leftist agenda on the whole nation.”

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Whereas greater than 75% of Home Republicans voted in opposition to the invoice, some expressed assist for it.

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., wrote in a tweet:

We simply handed the Respect for Marriage Act out of the Home. I’m a giant fan of marriage, having executed it a number of instances. And if homosexual {couples} wish to be as fortunately or miserably married as straight {couples}, extra energy to them. Belief me on this.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., the Republican Convention chairwoman and third-ranking GOP member of the Home, and Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee chairman, have been two different high-profile examples.

The invoice’s prospects are questionable within the Senate, the place it faces the probability of a filibuster.  

The next are the 47 Republicans who voted in favor of the invoice:

Reps. Kelly Armstrong (N.D.) 

Don Bacon (Neb.)

Cliff Bentz (Ore.)

Ken Calvert (Calif.)

Kat Cammack (Fla.) 

Mike Carey (Ohio)

Liz Cheney (Wyo.)

John Curtis (Utah)

Rodney Davis (Ailing.)

Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.)

Tom Emmer (Minn.)

Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)

Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.)

Mike Garcia (Calif.)

Carlos Gimenez (Fla.)

Tony Gonzales (Texas)

Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio)

Ashley Hinson (Iowa)

Darrell Issa (Calif.)

Chris Jacobs (N.Y.)

David Joyce (Ohio)

John Katko (N.Y.)

Adam Kinzinger (Ailing.)

Nancy Mace (S.C.)

Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.)

Brian Mast (Fla.)

Peter Meijer (Mich.)

Dan Meuser (Pa.)

Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa)

Blake Moore (Utah)

Dan Newhouse (Wash.)

Jay Obernolte (Calif.)

Burgess Owens (Utah)

Scott Perry (Pa.)

Tom Rice (S.C.)

Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.)

Mike Simpson (Idaho)

Elise Stefanik (N.Y.)

Bryan Steil (Wis.)

Chris Stewart (Utah)

Mike Turner (Ohio)

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Fred Upton (Mich.)

David Valadao (Calif.)

Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.)

Ann Wagner (Mo.)

Michael Waltz (Fla.)

Lee Zeldin (N.Y.)

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