Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Stands Up For Marriage Reform Solo

Political life can be lonely . . . Especially for the lone progressive in a Red State .  . .

Rep. Davids, Kansas’ first known LGBTQ member of Congress, supported introduction in July of the bill after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson, which revoked the guarantee of a national right to abortion embodied in Roe vs. Wade. In a concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas indicated the court “should reconsider” previous rulings on same-sex relationships and marriages as well as the right to buy and use contraception without government intervention.

“After the Dobbs decision,” Davids said, “people across Kansas and the entire country felt fear and anxiety as many of our individual freedoms were called into question or outright stripped away. That includes marriage equality for same-sex couples, which was explicitly threatened by Justice Thomas.”

She said the federal law would “help lessen that fear and provide stability to so many families, and I applaud the bipartisan group of lawmakers who joined me to stand up for our rights.”

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TOPEKA - Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids celebrated adoption of federal legislation strengthening legal protection for same-sex and interracial marriages that was opposed by the five Republicans in the Kansas congressional delegation.