Red Senators on Same-Sex Marriage
We are in a major battle over marriage right now. On top of that, Democrats are trying to weaponize the issue to take power.
From CNN. Ten GOP senators are needed to join all 50 Democrats in order to overcome a legislative filibuster in support of the House-passed bill to codify same-sex marriage into federal law. CNN asked all 50 Republicans where they stand on the legislation.
- Susan Collins of Maine is a yes on the bill….
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is likely a yes on the legislation….
- Rob Portman of Ohio is a yes on the bill….
- Thom Tillis of North Carolina told CNN that he “probably will” support a bill codifying same sex marriage if it comes to the Senate floor.
- Bill Cassidy of Louisiana suggested he’s a no on the bill….
- John Cornyn of Texas told CNN he is a no on the legislation.
- Ted Cruz of Texas suggested he’s a no on the bill….
- Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told CNN he is a no on this bill. He said, “I’ll support the Defense of Marriage Act” — which is what the House-passed bill would repeal.
- Josh Hawley of Missouri is a no on the legislation, according to his office.
- Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma said he’s a no on the bill. “Any attempt by Sen. Schumer to bring up legislation codifying same-sex marriage in the Senate would clearly be an attempt to distract from the Democrats’ failed agenda. That said, my views on marriage have not changed and I would not support codifying same-sex marriage into law,” Inhofe said in a statement to CNN.
- Marco Rubio of Florida told CNN he is a no on the legislation, saying it’s a “stupid waste of time.”
- Roger Wicker of Mississippi told CNN he’s likely a no on the bill. “I’d probably be a no,” he said, adding: “I do not believe the Supreme Court is going to touch this issue.”
UNDECIDED OR DID NOT INDICATE SUPPORT FOR
- Richard Burr of North Carolina is undecided. He told CNN on Wednesday that he has not seen the bill yet, when asked whether he’d vote for it.
- Roy Blunt of Missouri told CNN he isn’t sure and wants “look at it and see….”
- Mike Braun of Indiana told CNN on Wednesday he’s going to wait until the bill is brought to the Senate floor, then he’ll look at it.
- Joni Ernst of Iowa is keeping an open mind about the same-sex marriage legislation, and she’ll review the bill should it come before the Senate, according to a spokesperson from her office.
- Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told CNN: “I have not fully reviewed it.”
- Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming said she’s waiting to read the legislation.
- Rand Paul of Kentucky said he hasn’t had a chance to look at it yet.
- Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was noncommittal on Tuesday when asked whether he’d vote to in support of the House bill that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law, saying, “I’m gonna delay announcing anything on that issue until we see what the majority leader wants to put on the floor.”
- Mitt Romney of Utah was noncommittal on the bill, telling CNN that the same-sex marriage bill “is not something I’ve given consideration to at this stage” since “I don’t see the law changing.”
- Mike Rounds of South Dakota said he hasn’t looked at the bill…..
- Rick Scott of Florida told CNN he wants to wait and see, but believes the Supreme Court has already decided this, when asked if he’d support the bill.
- Dan Sullivan of Alaska told CNN he “has to review” it. He noted that he accepts the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
- John Thune of South Dakota, the GOP whip, told CNN he will take a “hard look” at the bill, even though he has previously opposed same-sex marriage….
- Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said he hasn’t looked at the bill yet, when asked whether by CNN whether he’d vote for it.
- Tommy Tuberville of Alabama told CNN on Wednesday he’d like to wait and look at the entire bill….
- Todd Young of Indiana said he hasn’t read it….”
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