People For the American Way Foundation

People For Responds to House Votes to Protect Marriage Equality and the Right to Contraception 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2022

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington, DC — Following votes by the U.S. House of Representatives this week, to pass the Right to Contraception Act and the Respect for Marriage Act, prompted by far-right Supreme Court justices’ clear intent to target precedents protecting our constitutional rights to marriage equality and contraception, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“House Democrats and Republicans who voted this week to protect the right to access contraception and the right to marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples are standing on the right side of American history. Their votes move us one step closer to protecting fundamental freedoms for everyone – to make the most personal decisions about our bodies, our families, our lives, and our futures. Let’s be clear: those who voted against these equal protection laws are the same MAGA Republicans, far-right lawmakers and extremists who continue aiming dangerous attacks at the constitutional rights of every American. Now it’s up to the Senate to enshrine these laws and protect equal justice and the opportunity for all people.”

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People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org