Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 16:30 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) on Thursday, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has drawn criticism from Catholic leaders for not providing strong enough protections for those who believe marriage is between one man and one woman — a belief in line with Church teaching.
C-SPAN Capitol Hill Producer Craig Caplan tweeted Wednesday that the House plans to vote on the final version of the RFMA Thursday morning, followed by a bill enrollment ceremony around 11:30 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol.
House plans to vote on the final version of the marriage equality bill tomorrow morning. Speaker Pelosi just announced a bill enrollment ceremony for H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, for approximately 11:30am tomorrow in the U.S. Capitol following the floor vote.— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 7, 2022