The news today is that Chuck Schumer is scheduling a procedural vote tomorrow that would ultimately allow passage of the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” that codifies same-sex marriage into federal law.
The scuttlebutt is that some Republicans are floating one or more amendments that would strengthen religious liberty protections. Since the Supreme Court wrote law several years ago that required the states to allow same-sex marriage, there has been a concerted attack on orthodox Christians from various denominations who believe in traditional, biblical marriage. Indeed, it has been a bloodbath that the progressive/socialist left– and the religious left– have been eager to facilitate. But the dark side has also attacked Christian institutions and businesses.
A couple of articles suggest that a number of Republicans are getting ready to vote in favor of this bill. That might include our own Senator Thom Tillis from North Carolina. But there are others– Collins, Murkowski, Portman, Romney and even Ron Johnson.
The socialists need ten GOP votes for overcome the filibuster.
There are doubts, however, that these amendment(s) to preserve religious liberty will do the job. The content of the amendment(s) is not being reported.
The overarching GOP posture of surrender and betrayal is an omnipresent reality. That is one of the reasons I left the Republican Party years ago to join the Constitution Party. Let’s see what happens tomorrow, and pray for the best.