47 House Republicans Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill: See List

Bill “repeals and replaces provisions that define, for purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as a person of the opposite sex with provisions that recognize any marriage that is valid under state law.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • Forty-seven Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed in a 267–157 vote the Democrat-led “Respect for Marriage Act” (H.R. 8404), codifying same-sex marriage into federal law.
  • “Specifically, the bill repeals and replaces provisions that define, for purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as a person of the opposite sex with provisions that recognize any marriage that is valid under state law,” bill’s summary reads.
  • “The bill also repeals and replaces provisions that do not require states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states with provisions that prohibit the denial of full faith and credit or any right or claim relating to out-of-state marriages on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin,” the summary adds.
LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF CODIFYING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE INTO LAW:
ArmstrongRepublicanNorth DakotaYEA
BaconRepublicanNebraskaYEA
BentzRepublicanOregonYEA
CalvertRepublicanCaliforniaYEA
CammackRepublicanFloridaYEA
CareyRepublicanOhioYEA
CheneyRepublicanWyomingYEA
CurtisRepublicanUtahYEA
Davis, RodneyRepublicanIllinoisYEA
Diaz-BalartRepublicanFloridaYEA
EmmerRepublicanMinnesotaYEA
FitzpatrickRepublicanPennsylvaniaYEA
GarbarinoRepublicanNew YorkYEA
Garcia (CA)RepublicanCaliforniaYEA
GimenezRepublicanFloridaYEA
Gonzales, TonyRepublicanTexasYEA
Gonzalez (OH)RepublicanOhioYEA
HinsonRepublicanIowaYEA
IssaRepublicanCaliforniaYEA
Jacobs (NY)RepublicanNew YorkYEA
Joyce (OH)RepublicanOhioYEA
KatkoRepublicanNew YorkYEA
KinzingerRepublicanIllinoisYEA
MaceRepublicanSouth CarolinaYEA
MalliotakisRepublicanNew YorkYEA
MastRepublicanFloridaYEA
MeijerRepublicanMichiganYEA
MeuserRepublicanPennsylvaniaYEA
Miller-MeeksRepublicanIowaYEA
Moore (UT)RepublicanUtahYEA
NewhouseRepublicanWashingtonYEA
ObernolteRepublicanCaliforniaYEA
OwensRepublicanUtahYEA
PerryRepublicanPennsylvaniaYEA
Rice (SC)RepublicanSouth CarolinaYEA
SalazarRepublicanFloridaYEA
SimpsonRepublicanIdahoYEA
StefanikRepublicanNew YorkYEA
SteilRepublicanWisconsinYEA
StewartRepublicanUtahYEA
TurnerRepublicanOhioYEA
UptonRepublicanMichiganYEA
ValadaoRepublicanCaliforniaYEA
Van DrewRepublicanNew JerseyYEA
WagnerRepublicanMissouriYEA
WaltzRepublicanFloridaYEA
ZeldinRepublicanNew YorkYEA
BACKGROUND:
  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced the bill July 18.
  • The bill’s passage comes a month after the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a decision that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the right to kill their child through abortion.