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Congress Must Pass the Respect for Marriage Act

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United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which deprived lesbian and gay couples of the intangible dignity and tangible benefits of marriage under federal law.

During argument of the case at our nation’s highest court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously remarked that there are “two kinds of marriage, full marriage,” and “skim-milk marriage.” And Edie deserved a full marriage.

Two years later, the Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges,  recognized the constitutional right of gay people to marry nationwide under the Fourteenth Amendment, in a ruling authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by Ginsburg and three others.

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