The DGA and IATSE are praising Congress for passing the Respect for Marriage Act, which ensures federal recognition of same-sex and interracial unions.
The laws, which was launched within the wake of the Supreme Court’s repealing of Roe v. Wade, obtained bipartisan help. It was accepted at this time within the House of Representatives by a vote of 258-169 and within the Senate final week by a vote voted 61-36, and the invoice now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature.
“The DGA applauds both houses of Congress for the bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and for President Biden’s enthusiastic support of the bill,” stated DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter. “The DGA strongly believes within the core values represented on this laws – help of the LGBTQ+ group and freedom for all by the safety of rights enshrined within the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court selections that assure the authorized recognition of same-sex and interracial marriages. We hope that this new regulation offers each safety and alternative to our members and the numerous people throughout America whose lives can be ceaselessly positively impacted by this groundbreaking laws.
“During a time when our country has been challenged on many sides,” she continued, “we are very grateful to see bipartisan support for this human right from the President and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Thom Tillis, Congressman Jerry Nadler, and Congressman David Cicilline, all of whom we thank for their leadership on this issue.”
IATSE stated it additionally “applauds Congress for ensuring the rights of our members and their families are protected regardless the ideological bias of current or future U.S. Supreme Court justices.” Following the invoice’s passage, IATSE’s Pride Committee stated that “This bipartisan legislation ensures that loving couples, no matter their race or gender makeup, will continue to have the right to marry.”