House passes landmark Respect for Marriage Act protecting same-sex marriages

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) has won the Georgia runoff against Republican Herschel Walker and secured his reelection to a full term.

By Joseph Gallina, FWD News
10:46 AM EST, Wednesday December 7, 2022

(FWD) – The House passed landmark legislation that federally protects same-sex and interracial marriages Thursday. The bill, which already passed in the Senate, is not headed to President Biden to sign into law.

The Respect for Marriage Act received a vote 258 to 169, with one Republican voting “present.”

The passage of the bill is a celebrated moment following the tragic shooting targeting LGBTQ members at Club Q in Colorado Springs last month.


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