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Only One Texas Republican in Congress Voted to Protect Marriage Equality

Jul 21, 2022 View Original Article
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    10% Center

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  • Policy Leaning

    92% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -31% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

60% : Approval of same-sex marriage keeps increasing in the U.S. A Gallup poll from May found 71% of Americans support same-sex marriage, an all-time high.
51% : The bill would also require states to recognize same-sex marriages if they were valid in the state they were performed.
48% : The vote is one of several that House Democrats have planned in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark and deeply polarizing decision last month to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion nearly 50 years ago.
44% : Almost all U.S. House Republicans from Texas on Tuesday opposed formally codifying the right to same-sex marriage into federal law.
38% :Texas voters overwhelmingly voted to ban same-sex marriage in 2005, but several district court rulings had declared that unconstitutional.
37% : The bill effectively codifies into federal law the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that prohibited same-sex marriage bans nationwide.
37% : In that ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion that the court should consider reversing rulings that said it was unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriage, criminalize homosexuality and restrict access to contraception, alarming Democrats.
33% : The state GOP has also condemned same-sex marriage in every one of its biennial platforms, and this year's platform included a plank that said "homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice."
32% : Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on Tuesday said it would be difficult for the Senate to have enough time to schedule votes on same-sex marriage and contraception rights.
20% : U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said last week that the 2015 decision prohibiting same-sex marriage bans was "clearly wrong" and represented overreach by the nation's highest court.

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