In anticipation of a Senate vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, a statement from Chevalier Lovett, Chief Operating Officer of Florida Rising made the following statement:
“In the wake of overturning Roe v. Wade, many of us are living in fear of losing our basic human rights. Our bodies, our marriages, our families and our very right to be who we are is under direct attack.
Currently, We are presented with a unique opportunity to codify marriage equality once and for all. We urge our Senators to vote “Yes” on the Respect for Marriage Act.
Our existence is not open for debate. The LGBTQIA+ community deserves protection and recognition. The duty of Scott and Rubio is to represent all of their constituents and that includes the Floridians whose lives and love is threatened in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade.
Rubio and Scott’s votes on the Respect for Marriage Act will be a defining moment for their careers. We will be watching to see if they represent all Floridians and our freedom to love or if they represent exclusion, discrimination and the growing threats to being a state where we all can thrive.”