The Washington Post

GOP opinion on marriage bill: Nothing to speak of

- BY MIKE DEBONIS

The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would enshrine the right to same-sex and interracia­l marriage in federal law, is only four short pages long. Yet in the week since the House passed the measure on a bipartisan vote and Democratic leaders indicated they planned to put it on the Senate floor, few Republican senators have found the time to read it — or so they said Tuesday.

“Haven’t read it,” said Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA.).

“We’re still looking at it,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.).

“I’m not going to comment on it in terms of how I’m going to vote until I see the bill — if it does get a vote,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-ind.).

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