Vt. senators applaud passage of Respect for Marriage Act
WASHINGTON (WCAX) - The Respect for Marriage Act passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday and is headed to the House. Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders celebrated the vote.
“A decision such as who to spend your life with should not be determined by a state, local, or federal government. It is regrettable that throughout our history, too many Americans have been denied the right to marry who they love based on their gender or race,” Sen. Leahy said in a statement,
“I’m proud that Vermont has served as a pioneer in the marriage equality movement. Marriage has always been an inalienable right. And now we are on our way to protecting that right for all,” Sen. Sanders said in a statement,
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