Producers call for passage of Marriage Respect Act


Washington, D.C – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers released the following statement calling for passage of the Respect for Marriage Act:

“Manufacturers know that individuals are truly successful in their careers when they can bring their authentic selves to work and have the confidence that their families will be safe from discrimination or worse in the places they choose to go. The Respect for Marriage Act would ensure that the legal protections around which so many Americans, including manufacturing workers, have ordered their lives are not suddenly rolled back. Codifying federal protections for interracial and same-sex marriages with adequate religious liberty protections will help ensure all families are equal before the law and ensure manufacturers can continue to hire and retain a diverse and talented workforce. It will give families and businesses the security they need and deserve.”


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturer association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in all industries and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.9 million men and women, contributes $2.77 trillion to the US economy annually, and accounts for 58% of private sector R&D. NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs in the United States. For more information about NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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