As many of you are aware, The House recently passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a bipartisan vote of 267-157. This crucial legislation would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), guarantee the federal rights of marriages in the federal code, and affirm that public acts proceedings – like adoption orders – should be recognized by all states. It now awaits a vote in the Senate.
AT&T joins the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and over 170 businesses in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, and we encourage you to join in showing your support. Here is a link to the press release: Human Rights Campaign Mobilizes More than 170 Businesses & Over 20,000 Supporters in Support of Respect for Marriage Act Senate Vote - Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org).
To help ensure the Respect for Marriage Act passes through the Senate, please consider sharing the below social media posts from HRC. Here is a link to the letter to Senators: Final: Respect for Marriage Act Letter to the Senate_2022.docx (hrc-prod-requests.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com). Feel free to use the HRC image above for social media posts.
#1 - We need to ensure marriage equality remains the law of the land. It’s more important than ever for the Senate to pass the Respect for Marriage Act and protect our rights. #RespectForMarriageAct hrc.im/MarriageEquality
#2 - 71% of Americans support marriage equality — now it’s up to the Senate to ensure it remains the law of the land. Contact your senators and tell them to pass the #RespectForMarriageAct. hrc.im/MarriageEquality
#3 - We won’t roll back the progress we’ve made — not now, not ever. The Senate must pass the #RespectForMarriageAct and protect marriage equality nationwide. hrc.im/MarriageEquality
#4 - We ALL have a role to play in protecting marriage equality across the country. Contact your senators, tell them to pass the #RespectForMarriageAct and encourage your friends, family and peers to do the same. hrc.im/MarriageEquality
#5 - Same-sex and interracial couples should never fear that their marriage rights are at risk. By passing the #RespectForMarriageAct, we can safeguard these rights once and for all. hrc.im/MarriageEquality