Opponents of marriage equality, including groups such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Family Research Council (FRC), are working on 3 different plans to stem the marriage equality tide. Most likely, none of them will work. The plans actually contradict each other, but that doesn’t matter to conservatives. Their plans will take the time and energy of marriage equality proponents and that is what they want. They are just trying to delay and disrupt as long as possible.
Here are the 3 plans:
- DOMA-Light limits federal recognition only to states that also view the unions as legal.
- State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (SMDA) married couples who enter a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage would lose their federal benefits.
- Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (MRFA) would allow individuals to use their own religious beliefs to justify not legally recognizing a same-sex marriage. It would implement a blanket license to discriminate against same-sex marriages across the country.
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