Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement Before Voting for the Respect for Marriage Act
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Congressional Equality Caucus issued the following statement before voting for the Respect for Marriage Act:
“I’m voting for the Respect for Marriage Act to protect the right to love who you want, how you want. Whether it’s my sister-in-law Danielle and her partner Marlena, my friend Jeff, or the countless constituents fighting for equality. When President Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act into law, I will be celebrating with all my friends back home in the LGBTQI+ capital of the southeast because the promise of America excludes no one.”
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.