A total of 47 U.S. House Republicans joined all Democrats on July 19 in voting to redefine the federal definition of marriage so that it will include any “two individuals,” rather than the union of a man and a woman.

The legislation now heads to the U.S. Senate where Democrats must convince at least 10 Republicans to back the radical bill in order to achieve the 60-vote, filibuster proof threshold.

Democrats introduced the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” in order to repeal the longstanding – albeit unenforced – Defense of Marriage Act, which acknowledges in federal law that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and protects the rights of individual states to do the same.

The new legislation would require the federal government to recognize any state marriage between any “two individuals” and make every other state recognize these marriages as well. In short, the new legislation mandates that the federal government accept any definition of marriage which a state might allow for in the future, including polygamous relationships.

Senate Democrats are now looking to left-leaning Republicans like Murkowski to join their ranks and move the bill to Biden’s desk.

CNN reported on July 20 that Murkowski said she would like to codify same-sex marriage in federal law to ensure that the U.S. Supreme Court cannot overturn the 2015 decision that struck down state marriage laws and mandated same-sex “marriage” in all 50 states.

“I have suggested to others that not only would I like to see Roe, Casey, and Griswold on contraception codified but I’ve also made clear my support for, for gay marriage years ago,” Murkowski said, according to CNN. “So, I will look at what the House is doing and see what that might mean here on the Senate side.”

In 2015, Murkowski praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that prohibited states from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She claimed the court’s decision “promotes family values” and “encourages more families to form.”

Many critics of same sex “marriage,” beg to differ, and note that it has led to an all-out assault on gender distinctions across the board. If biological sex doesn’t matter for marriage, then why should it matter for adoption, women’s sports, bathroom or locker room usage or anything else?

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Dems see Murkowski as ally in push to redefine traditional marriage

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Arctic Blast says:

    Why cannot a compromise be reached ? The LGBTQ+++ can call it “marriage”, the straight community can call it a “Union” … The US Government & IRS can afford equal tax concessions and spousal health etc , but it is not MARRIAGE , that is a union of one man and one woman under GOD

    • Gunter Thompson says:

      I’m tired of Christians shoving their religion down my throat. Stay out of my business.

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    In an age where people are actually “identifying” as cake, it won’t be long before “individual” can include any inanimate object. People need to come to grips with the fact that there is no limit to insanity, and that if we embrace it in part, we will be assaulted with its entirety. We can trace this back to the 1973 decision of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the 2nd DSM (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual), thus making it a disorder no longer. In short, our psychiatric doctors became disordered. It’s sorta’ like our district attorneys refusing to prosecute crime. I wonder if psychiatrists and DAs would buy imaginary houses built by insane carpenters, like the emperor donning invisible robes?

  • Jeff Fenske says:

    “The new legislation would require the federal government to recognize any state marriage between any “two individuals” and *make every other state* recognize these marriages as well.”

  • Steve says:

    Lisa is all that is wrong with this country. She cheats, lies, and conspires in order to hold on to power. The sooner we rid ourselves of her the better. I for one will only vote for one person in the Rank Choice system, leaving no doubt whom I want to fill the Senate seat.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      I have Never voted for Lisa-loser and I’m not about to put her name down now. Yes I’m a super voter and vote conservatives into office, not lying cheating rino candidate’s like Lisa-loser

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    When Mike pacarro is found in bed with Lisa murkowski the offspring will be named RCV!!!

  • Sharon Alice Turner says:

    Note the large , very bright “Rainbow drape”, directly placed behind Murkowski? Now hear this my holy Bible (The Book) has many references to God’s Rainbow, being a sign of his Covenants with mankind. Genesis, Isaiah, Ezekiel, to Revelation. So the homosexuals and the alphabet soup may not morally* claim my Rainbow. Same goes with a wonderful little beautiful, ice, happy, sweet word “GAY”. I have personally reclaimed my happy, word! Grandma