Senate Republicans are standing in the way of passing a bill to protect same-sex marriage. Justice Clarence Thomas said point blank that he believes the Supreme Court should reconsider the gay marriage decision, some seven years after gay marriage was finally legalized.

“Equal-protection arguments are not whether something is historically based or not, they’re about the here and now and whether we can all be — whether it’s just wrong to exclude people from a basic protection and unfair discrimination,” said Mary Bonauto.

While Congress debates the Respect for Marriage Act, LGBTQ+ rights remain under attack in many states. A recent study found that “more than 1 in 3 LGBTQ Americans faced discrimination of some sort in the past year” especially in relation to healthcare. Furthermore, LGBTQ+ individuals still lack federal protections in realms such as housing, credit, and public accommodations in many places. There are 27 states without explicit nondiscrimination protections and two other states only have some nondiscrimination protections.

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