During his speech at a recent New York event held by a national pro-homosexual pressure group, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would expand “recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits.” This policy change will apply even in states where same-sex “marriage” has not been legalized. Critics of the new policy accurately point out that it goes far beyond the flawed principles set forth by the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor, in which the Court held that the federal government must recognize same-sex “marriages” in states where they are legal.
A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent these types of federal attacks on natural marriage. The State Marriage Defense Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), would require that the federal government respect states’ marriage laws. Sens. Cruz and Lee and Congressman Weber are to be commended for standing up to the latest bullying tactics used by the Obama Administration.