The Wrongly Named “Respect for Marriage Act”

Opponents of marriage seek to overthrow the Defense of Marriage Act by means of a bill they call the “Respect for Marriage Act.”

They key paragraph of this bill reads:

(a) For the purposes of any Federal law in which marital status is a factor, an individual shall be considered married if that individual’s marriage is valid in the State where the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any State, if the marriage is valid in the place where entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a State.

No longer will marriage be a union between a male and a female, according to the basic sexual polarity of mammalian species; instead, the federal government would be forced to recognize, and give privileges to, any union that any state would choose to give the name “marriage” to.