From a Nancy Pelosi press release today:
“Through the effective advocacy of the LGBT community, California has made enormous strides in equality and advancing the rights for everyone. Last year, the California legislature became the first in the nation to pass legislation supporting equal rights for lesbian and gay couples who want to enter into the civil institution of marriage, while reaffirming that no religious institution would ever be required to solemnize marriages contrary to its fundamental beliefs.
“Unfortunately, on the national level, we are facing an assault on our Constitution. Serious work remains to achieve equality for LGBT individuals and protect the rights of all Americans. The Republican leadership in Washington is taking America in the wrong direction, trying to distract and divide with the mean-spirited and politically-motivated Federal Marriage Amendment that would enshrine discrimination into our Constitution. Congress should be debating the urgent priorities of the American people that today remain unmet.