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Lummis Statement on Final Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

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The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted in favor of a bill to codify same sex marriage into federal law. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Respect for Marriage Act


The Senate passed the bill by a 61 to 36 vote with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the legislation. One of those 12 Republicans was Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, who delivered a speech on the Senate floor regarding her decision to support the bill.

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Lummis went on to talk about tolerance during her remarks on the Senate floor.

Senator Lummis


The Respect for Marriage Act guarantees federal recognition of any marriage between two people if the union was valid in the state where they married and also would require states to accept the legitimacy of a valid marriage performed elsewhere but not require any state to issue a marriage license contrary to its own law. The bill will now move on to the House, where it is expected to be considered next week. The Senate floor speech from Lummis in its entirety is available below.

Lummis Senate Floor Speech

A special statement from Senator Lummis regarding the bill can be found here.



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    Harriett Oleson

    November 30, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you Cynthia, for voting for tolerance, as a leading member of an increasingly intolerant Republican party. That is two Wyoming Republicans who have shown the courage, to defy the party of Trump. How I long for the old Republican party, whose representatives could think for themselves, instead of blindly following the “Dear Leader”.

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      mike duncan

      December 1, 2022 at 8:36 am

      ROFLMAO- Trump derragement syndrome. You do know he is not president now dont ya?

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        Mark Joseph Steingass

        December 1, 2022 at 11:52 am

        reply to Mike Duncan…and Trump will never be president again…the more Trumps reputation deteriorates for various reasons (Jan 6th insurrection for one example) Liz Cheney’s integrity factor increases…

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        Harriett Oleson

        December 1, 2022 at 12:12 pm

        ROFLMAO {whatever that means} your own self, Mike. Yes I know he is not president but the ex-president who tried to overthrow the United States. The “trump derragement syndrome” works two ways and you sir are the proof of the dark side.

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    mike duncan

    December 1, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Hey Cindy–how bout working on inflation, gas prices, weak military, energy independence now that you have that marriage thing figured out

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