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The Respect for Marriage Act

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House Resolution 8404, which is also known as the Respect for Marriage Act, would redefine marriage in American law, harming the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.  If adopted, H.R. 8404 would:

  • require the federal government to recognize any type of marriage recognized by a state
  • arm the federal government with the power to persecute institutions that uphold the value of marriage between a man and a woman
  • open Christians up to lawsuits at the federal level
  • harm Christian-owned businesses and institutions, placing tax-exemptions statuses at risk

According to the Family Research Council, apart from jeopardizing religious liberty, the Respect for Marriage Act would produce long-lasting harmful consequences, such as:

  • eroding the understanding that biological parents are essential to the development of children
  • opening the door to federal recognition of polygamous relationships
  • destroying the bedrock of society

Join the American Council as we speak out in opposition to House Resolution 8404 and stand up for the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman!