U.S. Senator Romney (R-UT) on Wednesday announced he will vote to advance the Respect for Marriage Act. He also plans to support a bipartisan amendment offered by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to strengthen religious liberty protections in the bill. On Tuesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints voiced support for this approach.
“This legislation provides important protections for religious liberty—measures which are particularly important to protect the religious freedoms of our faith-based institutions. I appreciate the efforts of Senators Baldwin, Collins, and others to address this concern, and heartily support their legislation.
“While I believe in traditional marriage, Obergefell is and has been the law of the land upon which LGBTQ individuals have relied. This legislation provides certainty to many LGBTQ Americans, and it signals that Congress—and I—esteem and love all of our fellow Americans equally.”