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Van Hollen Statement on Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

Government and Politics

November 29, 2022


Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act:

“No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition and protection across the United States. It provides loving couples with the peace of mind that no court, state legislature, or local government can interfere with their marriage. I was proud to cast my vote in favor of this bill, and I urge the House to take it up and send it to President Biden to be signed into law as soon as possible. This is an important step forward, but we have so much farther to go in ensuring that all of our communities are afforded equal rights and equal protection under the law – and I will never stop fighting to secure that.”