Obergefell v. Hodges decision in 2015, and those other kinds of relationships haven’t received legal blessing. Right-wing groups claim the Respect for Marriage Act goes further than Obergefell and threatens religious freedom.The act has been proposed in Congress to safeguard marriage equality in the event the Supreme Court overturns Obergefell.

Justice Clarence Thomas, in his concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — the ruling that overturned Roe v.

Wade — said he would like to see Obergefell reversed, along with rulings that established rights to contraception and same-sex intimacy.The House of Representatives passed the bill in July, and it is pending in the Senate, where the 50 Democrats and independents who support it must attract the votes of at least 10 Republicans to overcome the filibuster rule.