FRC Action is alerting Iowans to the fact Sen. Tammy Baldwin has said the Senate will vote on the same-sex marriage bill when it returns to D.C. after the midterms. Republican Senators Susan Collins, Thom Tillis and Rob Portman have worked with Baldwin on new language when it comes to the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act claiming it fixes the flaws FRC Action and other conservative advocacy groups have expressed concern about.
“Unfortunately, it does not,” wrote Tony Perkins. “To ensure your senators know this language is insufficient and should not be supported, they need to hear from you NOW even before the election!”
Ernst has signaled she may vote for the proposal. Grassley has refused to commit one way or the other, noting that same-sex marriage is “law of the land.”
This legislation, though, goes much further than Obergefell. It threatens religious freedom by undermining the ability for Americans to live out their sincerely held beliefs, FRC Action said.
“As we’ve already seen, redefining marriage harms children and leads to more indoctrination by the Left,” Perkins wrote.
The bill would “super-charge” already-existing attacks on religious liberty due to codifying homosexual marriage. It will “legislatively cement” anti-family policies harmful to children. It will make faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies a greater target for frivolous litigation. It will threaten the tax-exempt status of adoption and foster care agencies and other non-profit organizaitons. Finally, FRC Action cautions it will “tacitly vilify millions of Americans who believe in natural marriage by labeling that belief ‘sex discrimination,’ tantamount to racism.”
“If anything has been made clear over the past decade, it is that the legitimization of same-sex marriage has not stopped there,” Perkins wrote. “It has led to attacks on those who disagree and has spread to other areas of culture. The attacks on parental authority and the denigration of concerned parents at school board meetings are only the latest manifestation of a trend that was accelerated by the legitimization of same-sex marriage.”