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Disgusting: 47 "Republican" Turncoats Abandon Traditional Marriage for Homosexual Lobby Wedding

"47 Turncoat Republicans in the House of Representatives betrayed their party platform that states support for traditonal marriage and instead voted to condemn traditional one man one woman marriage," says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.

"HR 8404 specifically abolishes one man one woman marriage in America by formal vote of the House of Representatives thanks to these traitors in part.

Politico Reports:

More than three dozen House Republicans voted for a bill on Tuesday to protect marriage equality, less than one month after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote an opinion calling for the reversal of landmark cases safeguarding LGBTQ rights.

The House approved the measure, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, in a 267-157 vote. Seven Republicans did not vote.

A total of 47 Republicans joined all Democrats in supporting the measure: Reps. Kelly Armstrong (N.D.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Cliff Bentz (Ore.), Ken Calvert (Calif.), Kat Cammack (Fla.), Mike Carey (Ohio), Liz Cheney (Wyo.), John Curtis (Utah), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Tom Emmer (Minn.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.), Mike Garcia (Calif.), Carlos Gimenez (Fla.), Tony Gonzales (Texas), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Ashley Hinson (Iowa), Darrell Issa (Calif.), Chris Jacobs (N.Y.), David Joyce (Ohio), John Katko (N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Nancy Mace (S.C.), Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.), Brian Mast (Fla.), Peter Meijer (Mich.), Dan Meuser (Pa.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa), Blake Moore (Utah), Dan Newhouse (Wash.), Jay Obernolte (Calif.), Burgess Owens (Utah), Scott Perry (Pa.), Tom Rice (S.C.), Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.), Mike Simpson (Idaho), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Bryan Steil (Wis.), Chris Stewart (Utah), Mike Turner (Ohio), Fred Upton (Mich.), David Valadao (Calif.), Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.), Ann Wagner (Mo.), Michael Waltz (Fla.) and Lee Zeldin (N.Y.).

Gonzalez, Kinzinger, Katko, Upton and Jacobs are not seeking reelection this year, and Davis and Rice lost their primaries for reelection. Zeldin is currently running to governor in New York.

Among the more notable "yes" votes were Stefanik, who is the House GOP conference chair, and Emmer, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. The Hill reached out to their offices for comment.

The bill seeks to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a measure that Congress passed in a bipartisan fashion and former President Clinton signed into law in 1996 that acknowledged marriage as "only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife."

Additionally, the measure defined spouse as "a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife."

The legislation passed on Tuesday, which faces an uncertain fate in the Senate, would roll back the 1996 law and require that couples be considered married if they tied the knot in a state where their marriage was lawful.