Statement on U.S. Senate’s Marriage Equality Procedural Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2022

Today, 12 Republicans in the US Senate joined all their Democratic colleagues in a critical test vote to codify marriage equality. Last summer, 47 Republicans in the House joined their Democratic colleagues to do the same.

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill released the following statement on the test vote:

“Today’s Senate vote underscores the support the American people of both parties have for marriage equality. Despite the wishes of the ultra-conservative justices of the US Supreme Court, there is no appetite to take away this Constitutionally-guaranteed right. It’s a complete contrast to the anti-LGBTQ+ actions of Republican legislators across the country, but especially here in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis is leading a crusade to erase the LGBTQ+ community from public life. Our community is resilient, committed, and stands with the majority of Americans who understand that love is love.”