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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The Human Rights Campaign’s iconic equal sign has gone viral. On the first day of oral arguments in marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have changed their profile pictures to the red equal sign as a show of support for marriage equality. Stay current on the Supreme Court hearings and find out how you can stand for marriage here.
We wanted to personally thank Representative Earl Blumenauer for his continued support for animal rights!
He has added his name as co-sponsor of the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (H.R. 366) that helps prohibit spectator support for animal fighting events. This bill helps close the loopholes that allow for such events to continue through knowing attendance and bringing a minor to such events.
To help add your representatives name as co-sponsor of the bill, send your message through the Humane Society of the United States.