HR 8404 - Respect for Marriage Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Respect for Marriage Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture and pass a bill that provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages.

Highlights:

  • Repeals and replaces provisions that define, for the purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as an individual of the opposite sex, with provisions that recognize any marriage that is valid under state law (Sec. 3).

  • Repeals and replaces provisions that do not require states to recognize same-sex marriage from other states with provisions that prohibit the denial of full faith and credit, or any right or claim relating to out-of-state marriages on the basis of (Sec. 3):

    • Sex;

    • Race;

    • Ethnicity; or

    • National origin.

  • Authorizes the Attorney General and Department of Justice (DoJ) to bring civil action, and establishes a private right of action for violations (Sec. 3).

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

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Title: Respect for Marriage Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages.

Highlights:

  • Repeals and replaces provisions that define, for the purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as an individual of the opposite sex, with provisions that recognize any marriage that is valid under state law (Sec. 3).

  • Repeals and replaces provisions that do not require states to recognize same-sex marriage from other states with provisions that prohibit the denial of full faith and credit, or any right or claim relating to out-of-state marriages on the basis of (Sec. 3):

    • Sex;

    • Race;

    • Ethnicity; or

    • National origin.

  • Authorizes the Attorney General and Department of Justice (DoJ) to bring civil action, and establishes a private right of action for violations (Sec. 3).

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