House of Representatives

The Respect for Marriage Act








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!