//miamiherald.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b26169e2011571530965970b-pi”>Two vital happy domestic organizations have announced that U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami has turn a initial Republican co-sponsor of a Respect for Marriage Act, that would dissolution a anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.
From //www.freedomtomarry.org/” target=”_blank”>Freedom to Marry:
Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she would be a initial Republican member of Congress to cosponsor a Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to dissolution a supposed Defense of Marriage Act.
“Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s support for this critical check confirms that equal honour for all marriages is a bipartisan, mainstream value,” pronounced Evan Wolfson, owner and President of Freedom to Marry, a debate to win matrimony nationwide. “Working with Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Nadler, and a Respect for Marriage Act’s 124 co-sponsors, Freedom to Marry will continue to make a box to Republican and Democratic members of Congress that it’s time to lapse a sovereign supervision to a correct purpose of honoring all marriages authorised in a states — though a happy exception.”
Freedom to Marry’s bipartisan run group met with Ros-Lehtinen’s bureau in Jul along with a Log Cabin Republicans. The assembly was partial of Freedom to Marry’s inhabitant debate bid to make a box on Capitol Hill, inside a Beltway, and via a nation that a leisure to marry is a mainstream American means rather than a narrow-minded one. The debate is geared toward flourishing open support and assisting to emanate an sourroundings for Congress or a U.S. Supreme Court to idle taste in marriage.
“Freedom to Marry has dual goals in a GOP lobbying work – enlisting a initial Republican cosponsors on a Respect for Marriage Act, and educating GOP members of Congress about since same-sex couples wish to marry and a harms of DOMA,” pronounced Freedom to Marry National Campaign Director Marc Solomon. “Since we embarked on this bid several months ago, Freedom to Marry’s bipartisan run group has met with some-more than a dozen GOP House members. Each of them has told us that they’d never been intent directly on this matter before and they have welcomed a conversation.”
To grow support in DC, Freedom to Marry, in further to approach congressional visits, is hosting salons with DC opinion leaders including GOP operatives and right-of-center thought-leaders to beget conversations about a domestic and dignified box for a leisure to marry.
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen will turn a rare 124th cosponsor on a bill, leading final Congress’s sum of 120 cosponsors.
//www.logcabin.org/” target=”_blank”>Log Cabin Republicans have also released a statement:
Log Cabin Republicans appreciate long-time fan and pro-equality champion Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for apropos a initial Republican member of Congress to co-sponsor a Respect for Marriage Act.
“Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has prolonged been on a frontlines in fighting for tellurian grace during home and abroad. As a first member of a House LGBT Equality Caucus she has been a arguable fan and personality time and again on legislation to secure leisure and integrity for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans are beholden that she has once again stepped brazen as an thorough personality by co-sponsoring a Respect for Marriage Act,” pronounced R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Marriage is a elemental right of all Americans. The supposed Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is an offense to a core regressive beliefs of autocracy and federalism. It has been repudiated by a author, former Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA), and is deserted by a flourishing infancy of Americans. It is time that a law reputable all marriages. There is most work to be finished to make that dream a reality, though with Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen’s leadership, matrimony equivalence is on a horizon.”
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen said, “I’m gratified to join a Log Cabin Republicans in a quarrel for matrimony equality. we co-sponsored a dissolution of DOMA since we resolutely trust that equivalence is enshrined in a structure and in a good democracy.”
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