Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) issued the following statement after the Senate passage of the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act.
“Every human being has inherent dignity and it’s crucial that Congress guarantees the right for people to marry whoever they love. I’m proud to support protecting marriage equality rights for all — something that is far overdue.”
Senator Warnock is a steadfast and vocal ally of the LGBTQ+ community. In June, Senator Warnock joined his colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. In 2021, Senator Warnock cosponsored the Equality Act, legislation to ensure civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In June 2021, in celebration of Pride Month, Senator Warnock joined Georgia Equality for a virtual conversation to discuss issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community.