DGA Statement on the Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act by Congress


December 8, 2022

LOS ANGELES –Today, the Directors Guild of America proudly supported the bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act by Congress:

“The DGA applauds both houses of Congress for the bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and for President Biden’s enthusiastic support of the bill. The DGA strongly believes in the core values represented in this legislation – support of the LGBTQ+ community and freedom for all through the protection of rights enshrined in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decisions that guarantee the legal recognition of same-sex and interracial marriages,” said DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter. “We hope that this new law provides both security and opportunity to our members and the many individuals across America whose lives will be forever positively impacted by this groundbreaking legislation.”

“During a time when our country has been challenged on many sides, we are very grateful to see bipartisan support for this human right from the President and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Thom Tillis, Congressman Jerry Nadler, and Congressman David Cicilline, all of whom we thank for their leadership on this issue.”

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