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File #: 22-4735    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 1 for approval of a resolution in support of the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.
Attachments: 1. Item 303 - Respect for Marriage Act Resolution Text
Department: Commissioner, Precinct 1
Department Head/Elected Official: Commissioner Rodney Ellis

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Resolution

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Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 1 for approval of a resolution in support of the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.
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Background and Discussion:
The Respect for Marriage Act passed the House of Representatives in July 2022 by a vote of 267 to 157. The Act declares that marriages performed in one state must be recognized in all states, without respect to "sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin," and codifies same-sex marriages for the purpose of benefits under federal law.

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