“Love is love, and all Americans deserve the right to marry the person they love without undue restrictions from government. With the United States Senate’s passage of the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, our country is sending a clear message that marriage equality is an inalienable right for all that is supported by Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike. The Supreme Court has already stripped away the federal right to safely access abortion and reproductive health care, and indicated that other rights, including same sex marriage, could be next on the chopping block. Codifying marriage equality in federal law is an important step to ensure rights and federal benefits are safeguarded from extremist, hyper-partisan attacks. We thank Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for his leadership and the U.S. Senate for supporting this vital legislation. We look forward to the quick passage of the amended bill in the House of Representatives so President Biden can sign this crucial bill into law.”