Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., center, joins Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, to talks about Democrat efforts to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press
On Wednesday, 12 Senate Republicans joined Democrats to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, in a step toward enshrining same-sex marriage and interracial marriage in federal law. LGBTQ+ advocates have been calling on Congress to codify the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges since this summer’s Dobbs decision reversed the legal precedent for Americans’ right to privacy.
Reset unpacks the legislation and its next steps with two Chicago professors.
GUESTS: Susan Burgess, senior professional lecturer at DePaul University; distinguished professor emerita of political science at Ohio University
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science at Northwestern University