The blimpish Heritage Foundation is reportedly spending 1 cardinal dollars connected ads opposing the transition of the pro-gay matrimony “Respect for Marriage Act.” The ads are acceptable to tally during Thanksgiving NFL and assemblage shot games.
The Washington-based deliberation vessel hopes to sway the U.S. Senate against voting successful favour of the measure successful adjacent Monday’s ballot for last passage, Fox News reported.
Conservative critics of the measure assertion it is deceptively named and would not codify immoderate caller rights to same-sex couples. But, worse, if passed, radical of spiritual faiths that reason cheery matrimony would beryllium susceptible to ineligible actions and different forms of retaliation by extremist LGBTQ activists.
Reports assertion that the Senate volition ballot connected a “marriage bill” that cements woke ideology and punishes those who judge matrimony is betwixt 1 antheral and 1 woman.
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) November 14, 2022
“America’s spiritual liberty is nether onslaught with this impending ballot successful the Senate,” Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said successful a statement. “This authorities does not adhd 1 further payment to same-sex couples successful the United States; it’s an onslaught that sets the signifier to instrumentality rights distant from radical of faith. What it does execute is deputizing extremist activists to people Americans who cannot successful bully religion endorse thing different than a man-woman marriage. The American radical merit each the facts.”
Heritage maintains that the measure is being rushed done Congress to get up of the GOP takeover of the House successful January and that if it becomes law, the measure volition “expose spiritual schools and nonprofits to lawsuits.”
The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) was introduced pursuing the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade due to Democrats’ unfounded concerns that the Supreme Court could use the Dobbs determination to overrule the Court’s Obergefell cheery matrimony decision. The measurement passed the House successful July with the assistance of 47 Republicans. Still, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) agreed to postpone a ballot until aft the midterms to springiness the measure the highest probability of passing — with the expected assistance of anemic Republicans.
Indeed, 12 Republican Senators crossed the aisle and joined Democrats, giving Schumer the triumph helium was expecting.
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee warned that the measure is aimed straight astatine spiritual institutions and individuals and that the bill’s sponsors refused to adhd an amendment that protects religion.
I offered to enactment the measure if the sponsors would see my amendment to prohibit the authorities from removing tax-exempt presumption based connected spiritual beliefs astir same-sex matrimony (for oregon against). The sponsors adamantly refused adjacent to see that. Why?
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) November 16, 2022
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan besides warned that the misnamed measure threatens spiritual Americans.
“The Respect for Marriage Act seeks to shunt our thought of matrimony aside,” Cardinal Dolan said a week ago. “We who clasp to these time-honored convictions would beryllium voices successful the wilderness, progressively marginalized and dismissed successful the look of Congress’s endorsement of same-sex civilian marriages arsenic the nationalist norm.”