Sen. Maj. Leader Schumer says his top priority is to pass a bill codifying federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
“Let me be clear, my number one priority is to pass legislation. It's an issue that will have profound consequences for millions of Americans in same-sex marriages, and who identify as lgbtq. To downplay this issue, to let it pass by or to act as if we can put it off for another time, it's not the right thing to do. We should do it now. That's why we're so eager to get ten Republicans to support the bill and across the street from here, we have all heard Justice Clarence Thomas and His fellow MAGA Republican Justices, surely waiting for the chance to one day follow through on his threat. Justice Thomas's threat to drag same-sex marriage rights back under the spotlight of the Supreme Court. That thought should send a shiver down all of our spines.”