Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami Becomes First Republican To Co-Sponsor The Respect For Marriage Act
Breaking news from our hometown today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Miami) joined another 124 in Congress to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. This legislation would put a stop to the discriminatory federal ban on marriage for LGBT Americans. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen became the first Republican to co-sponsor this iconic legislation, leading the way for support from both democrats and republicans alike in the fight for equality.
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen stated,
“The need for equality for all is ongoing. I support repeal of DOMA because marriage equality is a goal that we should all work together to reach. I thank my friends at SAVE Dade who are in the trenches every day fighting for the rights of South Florida’s LGBT community.”
We are proud to support Congresswoman Ros-Lehitnen and the Respect For Marriage Act. Stay tuned to Wire Magazine for news & updates relating to the advancement of the Respect For Marriage Act and other strives in our battle for equality.