CAPAC Chair Statement on the House Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

Jul 19, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality. Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), issued the following statement:

“I am proud the U.S. House passed the Respect for Marriage Act today, reaffirming our promise to continue fighting for equality for every American. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, rolling back 50 years of precedence, it is vitally important that we take every measure possible to further protect other constitutionally protected rights, such as the right to marriage equality — which includes interracial marriage. The passage of this bill today represents quick action here in Congress to mitigate against an extremist agenda and ensure all Americans — regardless of gender, race, ability or identity — have the full freedom to marry the person they love.”