Respect for Marriage Act (S.4556) -- Plan of Action

Respect for Marriage Act (S.4556) -- Plan of Action

Respect for Marriage Act (S.4556) -- Plan of Action



Log Cabin Republicans are leaders. The value of being a member of Log Cabin Republicans is being able to contribute to national policy decisions, being informed on issues, and being a part of a network of allies.

Currently, LCR leadership and members from across the nation are asking every Republican Senator to support The Respect for Marriage Act, S. 4456l. Chapters located in states with Republican Senators are urging a YES vote on the act from those Senators.

Phone calls and messages to Senators will be recorded by their staff and interns, if the caller or sender of the message is a constituent. Please do not contact Senators from outside of California. Senator Diane Feinstein [Democrat-California] introduced the act on July 19, 2022. Senator Alex Padilla [Democrat-California] stated his support for the act.

Key Notes Regarding the Respect for Marriage Act

● The Respect for Marriage Act, S. 4456, codifies the Windsor ruling and certain protections under Obergefell, yet it does NOT codify Obergefell.
○ Repeals DOMA.
○ Some states have trigger laws banning same-sex marriage if Obergefell was
somehow overruled by the Supreme Court, this bill would guarantee federal
protections for same-sex marriages performed in other states.

● RFMA, H.R. 8404, passed the House with 47 Republicans voting with all the Democrats.
○ Yes votes came from Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Scott Perry (R-PA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), Tom Rice (R-SC), Liz Cheney (R-WY), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Mike Waltz (R-FL), and Brian Mast (R-FL), to name a few.

● The Republicans leading the charge in the Senate are both Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH).

“The fact that almost a quarter of House Republicans voted for the Respect for Marriage Act should be celebrated as a turning point. Now we are encouraging Senate Republicans to do the same.”--Charles Moran, National President of Log Cabin Republicans. Click here to read the full article in USA Today

To learn more about the bill go to

Your continued support and participation in Log Cabin Republicans is valuable. Please stay informed, track the bill, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.


P.C. USA Today